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About Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) at Temple University is a chapter of MAP International, a student run organization that is committed to examining and addressing issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. MAP is a network of over 140 chapters around the world. Though primarily led by graduate students, MAP also relies on faculty support and encourages undergraduate participation.

Temple’s MAP chapter facilities conversations on issues in philosophy pertaining to gender, race, sexual orientation, class, and disability, as well as philosophy done from minority perspectives. We also organize activities and events such as reading groups, film screenings, mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students, panel discussions, conferences, and workshops on issues including teaching and diversity, communication techniques, navigating stereotype threat or implicit bias.

 

Meet the Board

 

Raciel Cuevas

I am a PhD candidate who works on normativity in Hegel’s philosophy of art. I am also interested in the reception of Neo-Kantianism in Mexico.

 

 

 

Manasa Gopakumar

Manasa is a third-year PhD student interested in hermeneutics, feminist philosophy, and decolonial thought. She has a graduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from Temple.

 

 

Jessica Brown

I am a 3rd year PhD student here at Temple. I focus my work on phenomenology and socio-political ethics. Work I have presented on in the past has focused on sexuality and intersubjective/intercorporeal ethics. I am focusing my current studies on Indigenous philosophies, with a special interest in Lakota phenomenology.

 

 

Brooke Sharp

Brooke is a doctoral candidate in the philosophy department. Brooke’s area of specialization is early modern philosophy and they are currently working on the metaphysics of seventeenth century philosopher, Lady Margaret Cavendish.

 

 

 

 

Our former organizers were:

  • Daniel Remer (graduate)
  • Meryl Lumba (graduate)
  • Kate Brelje (graduate)
  • Kara Bowen (undergraduate)
  • Michaela Robalino Teran (undergraduate)