The Minorities and Philosophy Club

The Minorities and Philosophy Club at FSU is a graduate organization working to advance the position of minorities in the field of philosophy and to serve as an advocate and support network for minority philosophers and ideas. We are proud to serve as one of the 134 chapters of Minorities and Philosophy International. 

The members of MAP at FSU work at creating and maintaining an open, welcoming environment for anyone interested in the field of philosophy. MAP at FSU is committed to allowing for the exchange of ideas on all topics of philosophical interest while promoting equal respect of all individuals, regardless of race, gender, class, sexuality, disability, culture or native language.



For the Fall 2019 semester, our meetings centered on ideas concerning masculinity, misogyny and feminism. Our general theme for the Spring 2020 semester will be issues pertaining to transgender and LGBTQ+ communities.

MAP meets at least once a month, and our meeting times vary. Information on all meetings are sent the week prior to the meeting to all graduate and undergraduate students in the Philosophy department via email. However, non-majors can find information on future meetings by friending us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. Specific meeting times and topics are also added to the department events calendar.


Minorities and Philosophy Conference

We will host our 13th Annual Minorities and Philosophy Graduate Conference on March 27th, 2020 in the Globe and Multicultural Engagement Building Auditorium. We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Kate Abramson, Associate Professor at Indiana University Bloomington!

Past keynotes include Ann Cudd, Charles Mills, Lisa Miracchi, Kate Norlock, and Marina Oshana.


Current MAP Officers
President: Lauren Willson
Vice President: Sophie Arase
Secretary-Treasurer: Jay Spitzley
Faculty Advisors: Tracie Mahaffey & Andrea Westlund

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