Graduate Conference and Workshop hosted by
Concordia and McGill University
April 21st-22nd 2012

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W
Concordia  MontrĂ©al, QC
H3G 1M8

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Alia Al-Saji (McGill University)
Dr. Kathryn Norlock (Trent University)
Dr. Alexis Shotwell (Laurentian University)

bjective: Our aim is to address epistemological issues of theory and practice that arise around under-represented groups (related to cultural or linguistic back-ground, class, disability, gender, queerness, race) in the various branches of philosophical inquiry. The latter will be broadly understood to include areas such as philosophy of language, ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics of social groups, phenomenology, the history of philosophy, and so forth.

onference: In addition to the keynote speakers, the weekend will feature student (graduate or undergraduate) paper presentations on the theoretical side of the above theme (some examples of areas might include standpoint theory, objectivity, hermeneutics). All student presenters will be limited to twenty (20) minutes per presentation, which will then be followed by a short question and answer period.

orkshop: The event will also include a workshop portion of the weekend devoted to developing the practical side of the conference themes (e.g. implicit bias, stereotype threat, strategies for addressing problems faced by minorities in Philosophy) by providing a forum for more sustained conversation and engagement.