HBCUs & Philosophy

HBCUs and Philosophy IV Conference: Philosophy, Race, and Resistance

Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Yancy, Emory University
Morgan State University
April 6-7, 2018

Call for Papers

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University is now accepting submissions for paper and panel proposals from a wide array of philosophical and activist commitments on the intersecting subjects of "Philosophy, Race and Resistance." Palgrave, Rowman & Littlefield and Springer have all expressed strong interest in publishing an edited volume following the conference. Accepted papers for the conference will therefore also be considered for this publication.

Following the theme of this year's conference, we are particularly interested in explorations of the role that inquiry, reasoning, and criticism play in the development of varied strategies of resistance among minoritized communities in America and abroad. Given the locale and context for the conference, we also give preference to topics that explore these issues as they impact historically Black colleges and universities and their surrounding communities. Undergraduate student submissions will also be considered for a potential undergraduate student panel. Papers may also cover particular historical movements and figures, Black institutions, and social and ethical theories. Some of the appropriate topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Resistance in a Post-Truth Era: Epistemic Justice and Injustice
  • Discursive Resistance: e.g. in Literature, Social Media, etc.
  • Embodied Resistance via Protest
  • Violent and Nonviolent Resistance
  • Resistance to State Violence: e.g. on the DOJ Report and Consent Decree
  • Legal Resistance: e.g. on Legal Cases and Their Mediation
  • Pedagogical Insights on Resistance
  • Teaching to Transgress
  • Race, Queerness, and Resistance 
  • Religious Life and Resistance
  • Resistance to Patriarchy: Critiques from Gender Studies

Submissions are due by January 15, 2018.

Please email submissions to both:

HBCUs and Philosophy III:
Imagining Social Justice in Urban Environments

Morgan State University
April 1-2, 2016
Baltimore, MD

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tommy J. Curry,
Associate Professor of Philosophy Texas A & M University

Call for Papers Announcement:
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University, designated as Maryland's Public Urban University, invites proposals for our third conference on philosophy at HBCUs. In line with the theme of this year's conference, we invite papers addressing, but not limited to,

  • Beyond the "New Jim Crow"
  • Visions for Gender Equality
  • Beyond the Wealth Gap
  • Education as Amelioration
  • Pluralism in the Urban Sphere
  • Beyond Cycles of Violence

Papers of no more than 3000 words are preferred.
Abstracts and works in progress will be reviewed.

Send submissions by January 15th, 2016 to:
Dr. Aaron Rodriguez at: aaron.rodriguez@morgan.edu and
Dr. Harold Morales at: harold.morales@morgan.edu

Click here for a PDF version of the call for papers

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