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Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

The department of philosophy is committed (1) to creating a research and learning environment that is free of both overt and subtle forms of prejudice and exclusion and (2) to undertaking positive anti-oppression measures to cultivate a diverse and equitable philosophical community. We welcome and value scholarship that interrogates structures of oppression and injustice.  Members of the philosophy community are also engaged in a wide variety of projects and initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. 


Diversity Statement

Diversity and inclusiveness are core values and commitments of the department of philosophy. We understand diversity to include (without being limited to): socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, nationality or place of origin, disability, unique work or life experience, etc. Our department seeks to do all it can to make philosophy an inclusive discipline. We understand the value that diversity brings to philosophical inquiry, and that the health of our profession depends on greater inclusion of under-represented groups in the ranks of philosophers. As a training program, we play an important role in cultivating a diverse philosophical community. Our goal is to recruit and sustain a diverse graduate student body.

In order to realize this goal, the department will continue its commitment to:

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