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Philosophy Symposium to Address ‘The Diversity Question in Science’

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Philosophy and women’s studies scholars will gather at Cal State Fullerton April 11-12 to address “The Diversity Question in Feminist Philosophy of Science” during the 49th annual Philosophy Symposium. Free and open to the public, the two-day event features seven presentations that will be followed by responses from CSUF students.

Thursday, April 11 — Titan Student Union Theater

  • 9:30-10 a.m. — Welcome remarks by Emily S. Lee, professor of philosophy, CSUF
  • 10:15-11:45 a.m. — “Feminist, Postcolonial and Decolonial Strategies for Encountering Nature in the Lab” by Deboleena Roy, associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies, and neuroscience and behavioral biology, Emory University

Thursday, April 11 — Pollak Library, Room 130

  • 2:15-3:45 p.m. — “Towards a Gender-Responsive Evaluative Framework for Migration” by doctoral candidate Erica A. Rodriguez ’10 (B.A. English and philosophy), University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 4-5:30 p.m. — “Climate Apartheid: Justice in the Wake” by Nancy Tuana, Dupont/Class of 1949 professor of philosophy and women’s studies, The Pennsylvania State University

Friday, April 12 — TSU Theater

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. — “An Enactive Understanding of the Epistemic Value of Diversity” presented by CSUF alumna Nick Brancazio ’14 (B.A. philosophy), doctoral candidate, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — “Embodying Nos/Otrxs: Gloria E. Anzaldúa and Critical Trans Politics” presented by Andrea Pitts, assistant professor of philosophy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 2-3:30 p.m. — “On Anger, Silence and Epistemic Injustice” presented by Alison Bailey, professor of philosophy, Illinois State University
    3:45-5:15 p.m. — “What Social Epistemology Can Learn From Philosophy of Science” presented by Helen Longino, Clarence Irving Lewis professor of philosophy, Stanford University

For more information, visit the CSUF Philosophy Department website. The event also is sponsored by the university’s Philosophy Club, Humanities and Social Sciences Inter-Club Council, Associated Students Inc., Philosophy Alumni, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.