Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups


The UPDirectory is a new website that provides a directory of philosophers from traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy. From the site:

The purpose of the directory is to provide an easy-to-use resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the work of philosophers who belong to underrepresented groups within the discipline.

The directory includes information about philosophers who belong to traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy and who (1) write philosophy in English and (2) have a position researching or teaching philosophy, or (3) have previously held a position in philosophy and are still active in philosophy, or (4) have published an article in a philosophy journal or a book on a philosophy list, or (5) either hold or are working towards a PhD. or M.A. in philosophy and conduct research in philosophy.

For the purposes of the UPDirectory, traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy include women philosophers, black philosophers, Asian philosophers, Latina/o and Hispanic Philosophers, Indigenous/Native philosophers, LGBTQ philosophers, and philosophers with a disability, among others.

The site is a work-in-progress. Philosophers are still being added and there is a form on the site for philosophers who wish to be included. (Thanks to Ruth Chang for this information.)

UPDATE: New thread for discussions of issues related to philosophy and having grown up in poverty here.

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