Northeast Workshop to Learn About Multicultural Philosophy
Most undergraduate students in North America and Europe only read and discuss “Western,” Anglo-European philosophy in their social and political philosophy courses.
The problem is not that philosophy professors are unwilling to teach traditionally underrepresented areas such as African, Latin American, Indigenous, East Asian/South Asian, and Islamic philosophy. Rather, the problem is that they are not familiar with, and so cannot competently teach, philosophical work in these areas.
The Northeast Workshop to Learn About Multicultural Philosophy (NEWLAMP) is a yearly week-long summer institute that aims to fix this problem, by inviting experts to teach philosophy teachers about a given underrepresented area, so that they can then teach it in their general undergraduate courses.
Each year, NEWLAMP will focus on a different area, starting with African/Africana philosophy at Northeastern University in Summer 2022.
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Lucius Turner Outlaw
Professor of Philosophy and African American and Diaspora Studies, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Outlaw teaches, researches, and writes about race and ethnicity, American philosophy, African American philosophy, Africana philosophy, critical social theory, social and political philosophy, and the history of philosophy in the “West.”
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Political Science
Candice Delmas (the ‘s’ in Delmas is pronounced) is an associate professor of philosophy and political science at Northeastern University, and the associate director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program. She served as a Dwor…
Associate Director of the Ethics Institute
Dr. Matthew Kopec completed his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and previously has held teaching and/or research positions at The Australian National University, The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Et…
- American Philosophical Association
- New England Humanities Consortium
- Marc Sanders Foundation
- Northeastern University, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
- Northeastern University Ethics Institute
- Northeastern University Humanities Center
- Rutgers University
- Wellesley College
- Harvard University