CNNP is hosting their second Annual Graduate Student Symposium. This year’s Symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for Race, Philosophy, and Social Justice, and Columbia’s Committee on Equity and Diversity. We are bringing together over 50 senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students from Columbia and other universities, to discuss the works of underrepresented thinkers in the history of philosophy and pedagogical tools to incorporate them into philosophy courses.
This year’s session is led by Robert Gooding-Williams (Columbia University) and Melvin Brown (Brown University) on positive notions of freedom in 19th-century African American thinkers, David Walker and Martin Delany. Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa (Vassar College) and Sergio A. Gallegos Ordorica (John Jay College) are also discussing major metaphysical and epistemological ideas in the works of the 17th-century Mexican nun, poet, and philosopher, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.