7th Annual Ida B. Wells Philosophical Conference

Friday, October 18 through Saturday, October 19, 2013

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152

Advisor: Dr. Luvell Anderson

Coordinator:Corey L. Barnes

Call for Papers:

The Ida B. Wells Philosophical Association invites submissions of papers for the annual Ida B. Wells Philosophical Conference (IBWPC) that will be held on October 18 – 19, 2013. We welcome submissions in all areas of philosophy that engage the experiences of minorities including, but are not limited to African Americans, Latin Americans, and Americans of Middle Eastern descent. The IBWPC is dedicated to furthering philosophical discourse regarding the circumstances and problems such as gender, race, prejudice, sexual orientation, nationhood, etc. that confront minorities in the United States, as well as providing a context in which both minority undergraduate and graduate students can be encouraged in their philosophical aspirations.

Keynote speakers:    Ronald Sundstrom, Ph.D., University of San Francisco

                                               Joy James, Ph.D., Williams College

Paper submission deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Eligibility for submission:  Senior year undergraduate and Master’s students in the 2013-2014 academic year are eligible.  Preference will be given respectively to students intending to enroll in a Masters or Doctorate program in philosophy the following academic year.

Submission Instructions: Papers should not exceed 3000 words and are to be submitted electronically (PDF or Word) as an email attachment to the contact person below. Please provide an abstract of your submission and curriculum vitae. We will confirm receipt of submission by email. We will also notify you (by the email address you provide) if you have been selected as a presenter for the conference.

Contact: Corey L. Barnes   


Ida B. Wells Philosophical Association

313 Clement Hall

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152