Kent State Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Chapter

Meeting Schedule for 2021-22

All meetings will take place on Fridays at 10:30am on Teams. Anyone who is interested in attending, please email Samantha Scott at for meeting links.

The titles of all readings below are linked to PDFs of the the texts.

October 29 - Intro Day

Required: Spivak, “Can The Subaltern Speak

November 19 - Feminism

Required: Young, “Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment, Motility, and Spatiality

Optional: Manne, “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny,” Chapter 2

December 10 - Feminism (continued)

Required: Haslanger, “Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy: Not By Reason (Alone)

Optional: Penaluna, “Wanted: Female Philosophers in the Classroom and in the Canon”; Antony, “Different Voices or Perfect Storm: Why Are There So Few Women In Philosophy?

January 21 - Confucianism and Youth

Required: Moore, “Like The Air We Breathe: Confucianism and Chinese Youth

Optional: Richey, “Chatroom Confucianism

February 11 - Disability 

Required: Kittay, “The Ethics of Care, Dependence, and Disability

March 4 - Black Feminism

Required: hooks, “Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory,” Chapter 1

Optional: Kelly and Roedder, “Racial Cognition and the Ethics of Implicit Bias

March 25 - Africana Philosophy


April 15 - Philosophy of Language and Hermeneutics 

Required: Alcoff, “The Problem of Speaking For Others