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Race and Philosophy Research Celebration

19 June 2023

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Warwick Philosophy is hosting an afternoon of research presentations on philosophical questions about race. This event follows up on work students have done this year, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We want to showcase the wide-ranging, ambitious and challenging thinking in this area, and we hope to promote philosophical work on race, especially in the UK context. This is a hybrid event: our invited keynote speakers, Professor Jacqueline Scott and Professor Lee McBride III, will deliver their talks online, and Warwick UG and PG students will present their work in person. Please join us in whatever format makes sense for you.

1.15 pm - Welcome and refreshments

1.30 pm - Keynote Lecture 1

Professor Jacqueline Scott (Loyola University Chicago) – “‘See[ing] the whole through our assaulted vision”: On Nietzsche, Meta-Oppression, and Racial Health’

Teams link for Professor Scott's talk: Click here to join the meeting

2.30 pm Student presentations

  • Toby Kunin, ‘Connecting Diasporas: Reflections on Jewishness and Race from the Writings of Paul Gilroy’
  • Noah Buckle, ‘Losing “the” Race? Eliminativism and Deflationism in the Philosophy of Race’
  • Majak Akec – ‘Essentialism and Epistemic Empowerment in Black Feminist Epistemology’
  • Aditi Pundit – 'Haslanger's Misconception and the Gravity of Racial Ignorance'

3.30 pm - Keynote Lecture 2

Professor Lee McBride III (College of Wooster) – ‘Coloniality and Insurrectionist Philosophy’ 

Teams link for Professor McBride's talk: Click here to join the meeting

4.30 pm - Further student presentations, pizza, end of year reflection and celebration!

  • Kenneth Quek, ‘How to Respond to Hill Collins’s Black Feminist Epistemology’
  • Amrita Tewari, ‘Frantz Fanon on Insurrectionist Ethics’
  • James McIntyre, ‘Modern Transgressions and Reparations for Slavery’
  • Ben Campion, ‘Photographic Style and Photographic Subjects in Sebastião Salgado’s Images of the Developing World’
  • Jude Folorunso, ‘Stop Cop City – An Insurrectionist Ethics Case Study’

Note: the times given are in BST (British Summer Time).

This event is co-sponsored by the Warwick chapter of MAP and Warwick's Black Voices Network.

Keynote Lecturers:

Jacqueline ScottLink opens in a new window

(Loyola University of Chicago)

PhD Stanford; BA Spelman College

Teaching and research interests: Nietzsche, Nineteenth Century Philosophy, Race Theory, African American Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy.

Lee A. McBride IIILink opens in a new window

(College of Wooster)

PhD Purdue; MA Claremont; BA St Mary's

Teaching and research interests: American philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of race; additional interests in feminist philosophy, decolonial philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, environmental ethics, and philosophy of food.