Minorities and Philosophy

The Marc Sanders Foundation aims to encourage the broadest and most diverse range of talented people to take an interest in philosophy. To that end, the Foundation is presently sponsoring “Minorities and Philosophy” (MAP), a grassroots program specifically designed to help address the underrepresentation of women and minorities in philosophy.

MAP is a collection of working groups in philosophy departments that aim to address the problems women and minority students face in their developing careers as philosophers. MAP funds talks, seminars, mentorship events, workshops, and more. A full list of events and projects is available at mapforthegap.com/events. Primarily led by graduate students, MAP now has 60 chapters in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Co-Funding Partners

MAP is supported by co-funding institutions that include:

SUNY Buffalo, Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Manchester, New School for Social Research, University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, Syracuse University, University of Albany, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), University of Pennsylvania, University of Sydney, University of Washington, University of Texas (Austin), Wellesley College, and Western University.


Simona Capisani (UCI)                       Olufemi Taiwo (UCLA)                Elise Woodard (U. Michigan)

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Board of Trustees

Liam Bright (Carnegie Mellon)             Maegan Fairchild (USC)                  Yena Lee (Princeton)

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Faculty Advisory Board

Ernest Sosa (Rutgers)                  Kwame Anthony Appiah (NYU)                 Tamar Gendler (Yale)

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