Temple MAP 2019 Graduate Student Conference on “Challenging Injustice”

Keynote speaker Dr. Robin Zheng, PhD (Yale-NUS) presenting on “Challenging Injustice Through a Solidarity of Struggle: Toward a Theory of Radical Social Change”

Conference attendees, Dr. Lee-Ann Chae, JD, PhD, of the Philosophy Department at Temple University, and Temple University graduate students Ricardo Abend Van Dalen, JD and Arthur Krieger

Conference presenter Anna Klein (University of Sheffield, UK) presenting on “Why We Should Consider the Role of Resentment for Contemporary Perceptions of Injustice: On the Utilization of Emotions as Epistemic and Political Practice”

Conference attendees during a Q&A

Chat in the Stacks: Diversity and Inclusion

For eleven years running, the Libraries and the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color have co-hosted this engaging series of panels on timely topics, featuring faculty from across the university.

Join us for our first Chat in the Stacks of the spring semester during which we’ll discuss diversity and inclusion from the perspective of postdocs and graduate students of color. Panelists include Enya-kalia Jordan, Minjung Noh, and Dr. Shaeeda Mensah, among others.

Registration requested.

Programs offered by Temple University Libraries are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Richie Holland, Director of Library Administration, at richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 for more information, to request an accommodation, or with questions/concerns.

Date And Time

Thu, March 21, 2019

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT


Temple University, Main Campus

Samuel Paley Library

1210 Polett Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Uma Narayan on “Microcredit and Third World Women: Panacea for Poverty or Delusional Development?

Mark for your calendars and join us on Thursday, April 4 from 3:30 to 5pm for a talk by Uma Narayan, Professor of Philosophy and the Andrew W. Mellon Chair at Vassar College, on, “Microcredit and Third World Women: Panacea for Poverty or Delusional Development?” in Anderson Hall 821 (The Women’s Studies Lounge). A reception from 5-6pm will follow in the same room.

The talk is part of the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium (GPWC) annual speaker-in-residence program, and is hosted by Temple’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, with generous co-sponsorship from the Departments of Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology, and the Center for the Study of Humanities (CHAT) and the Global Studies Program.

Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (2152)

Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (2152)

Times: Section 001 – Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:20, Section 002 – Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-10:50 (Spring 2019)

Professors: Lee-Ann Chae (Section 001); Kate Brelje (Section 002)

Course description: This course covers major themes in feminist philosophy through canonical and recent texts. Themes include the sex/gender distinction; oppression, equality, and justice; work and family; feminist care ethics; pornography and prostitution; sex-positivity and sex-negativity; feminist epistemology and feminist critiques of science. Throughout the course, discussions will consider the intersection of gender with race, class, disability, global location, sexuality, and age.

Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (3217/5217)

Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (3217/5217)

Time: Monday 3:00-5:30 (Spring 2019)

Professor: Miriam Solomon

CRN: Undergrad: 37747 Grad: 37753

Course description: This course explores he effects of gender on knowledge in general and science in particular. Feminist critiques since the 1970s challenge traditional claims that knowledge and science are completely objective and unbiased. Unlike relativist approaches, feminist critiques often provide new, more nuanced accents of objectivity (sometimes called “strong objectivity”). We will examine a range of feminist accounts (e.g. feminist standpoint, feminist postmodern and feminist empiricist) and look at cases from a wide range of sciences. The complex relations between gender, race, class, and nationality will also be discussed in relation to these issues. For graduate students in philosophy, this course satisfies the distribution requirement in epistemology/metaphysics.

Unruly Women: Philosophers, Artists, & Activists (3910.02)

Unruly Women: Philosophers, Artists, & Activists (3910.02)

Time: Monday 3:00-5:30 (Spring 2019)

Professor: Kristin Gjesdal

CRN: 38857

Course description: A quiet study or the rowdy barricades? Contemplative life or activism? Art or philosophy? These are some of the questions facing women philosophers and artists in the modern period. Women philosophers and poets have written on politics, racial injustice, gender, and social issues. And they have sought to translate their thoughts into concrete political action. In the philosophical tradition, works by women philosophers have been ignored. In this class, we will discuss contributions by a number of bright and gifted women whose work presented – and still presents! – a fundamental challenge to social injustice and established conventions. We will also discuss issues such as canon-building, inclusion criteria, and prejudices. The class will be an interactive, discussion-based, and fun exploration of a largely unwritten chapter in the history of philosophy. This an Honors Special Topics Course, offered in the Honors Program.

Communication for Social Change: A Panel & Networking Session for Graduate Students

Are you interested in using your communication skills to serve the common good?  Attend this panel and networking session to learn from professionals in non-profit management, public relations, and communications.  Light refreshments will be served.  Event is cosponsored by the Temple Career Center and Klein College of Media and Communication.

Temple University National Coming Out Week 2018

“It is the mission of National Coming Out Week (NCOW) to provide resources through active and passive programming to members of the LGBTQIA+ community as well as advocates/allies.

The “X” theme for this year symbolizes intersectionality, gender inclusion, and X in Roman numbers represent the number 10. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of NCOW, this image will be visible across the campus community.”

Brown Bag Lunch Talks on Archaeology of the African Diaspora

For the month of October the Temple University Department of Anthropology  and the Anthropology Graduate Student Association will be holding a two-part brown bag lunch series on Archaeology of the African Diaspora. October 5th we invite you to attend a talk by Dr. Christopher Fennell, Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign titled“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Investigating African Diaspora Histories”. On October 19th we invite you to attend a talk by Dr. Theresa A. Singleton, Associate Professor at Syracuse University, on her current research on Maroon landscapes in the Dominican Republic, “In Search of Maniel de Ocoa:  Mapping Slave Runaways Landscapes in Hispaniola.”  Pizza will be provided at both lunches!

Fall 2018 MAP Reading Group – ‘The Lies that Bind – Rethinking Identity’ by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Join Temple University’s MAP chapter for their Fall 2018 reading group! We will be doing a close reading of Kwame Anthony Appiah’s new book, The Lies That Bind – Rethinking Identity. The group will meet one to two times per month, covering a few chapters in each meeting. The reading group is designed as a ‘brown bag meet-up’ so bring your lunch and join us for what is sure to be exciting discussion!

If you are interested in joining, please email MAPatTemple@gmail.com no later than September 17th,

Join us for a talk by Steven Epstein – The New Truths of Sex: Operationalizing Sexual Health

Steven Epstein
John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities and Professor in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University
The new truths of sex: Operationalizing sexual health 
In recent decades, the idea that people may aspire to something called “sexual health” has traveled widely in both professional and lay domains. My book project examines the rise of new conceptions and formal definitions of sexual health in the 1970s; the remarkable proliferation and diversification of sexual health meanings and projects beginning in the 1990s; and the implications of these new ways of conjoining sexuality and health for science, politics, and selfhood. My talk draws on material from a chapter of the book that considers scientific and bureaucratic projects that seek to operationalize the concept of sexual health in formal ways—in particular, to measure, standardize, survey, and classify it. I focus on one salient example involving the remaking of diagnostic categories related to sexuality in the forthcoming eleventh edition of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases. The example demonstrates both how sexual politics affects classification practices and how sexual truth-making is transformed by its conjunction with the imperative of health.
September 17, 2018
Walk Auditorium
Ritter Hall
Reception will follow in Walk Auditorium lobby
Department of Sociology
Department of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts
Center for the Humanities at Temple
Biosocial Studio/Bodies in Geography Studio @Temple
Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Global Studies
Geography and Urban Studies
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Social Work