Minorities in Philosophy

Minorities in Philosophy

What is MAP?

The Minorities and Philosophy Initiative (MAP) comprises students and faculty from philosophy and HPS departments in the United States, Canada, UK, and Australasia committed to exploring and addressing the concerns of minorities through activities such as talks, reading groups, film screenings and informal discussions. The University of Sydney MAP chapter, established in 2014, is the first chapter established in Australasia that offers opportunities for interested philosophers to come together and engage in the examination of the issues facing minorities, and to improve the current situation in the philosophical community.


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Postgraduate Mentoring Program

MAP is looking to develop a mentoring program for postgraduate and honours students in the philosophy department at the University of Sydney. At present, we are accepting expressions of interest from those who wish to be mentors as well as prospective mentees. The goal is to develop a network of students who are able and willing to help those who need guidance in a range of areas such as adjusting to postgraduate life, publishing articles, preparing for the annual review, dealing with imposter syndrome, and so on.
if you are interested.

Postgraduate Writing Centre

If you are a non-native English speaker, and would like English editing help, you may submit a portion of your work to MAP. It will then be distributed to volunteers, one of whom will edit it and return it to you. Please follow the guidelines provided to submit your work.

Submission Guidelines
  • Send your submission to: mapforthegap.usyd@gmail.com
  • Submissions are restricted to 6,000 to 8,000 words per person per semester
  • Include a cover page, including:

    • Your name
    • Your email address for return of work
    • A small paragraph providing context for your work
    • Any specific problems you are having with English within the work

    Volunteer Expectations
    • Timely return of work
    • Polite and professional conduct
    • You are not expected to critique the argument itself; please focus on English proficiency
    • Caitrin Donovan
    • Elena Gordon
    • Kari Greenswag
    • Yarran Hominh
    • Linus Huang
    • Omid Tofighian
    • Elena Walsh
    Past Members
    • Louise Richardson-Self

    If you would like to learn more about department life at the University of Sydney, feel free to get in touch with our MAP members.

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