Kathryn Gines, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and founding co-Director of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers (CBWP) joins me for episode 27 of the Digital Dialogue.
In this episode we discuss the CBWP, the initiatives the Philosophy department at Penn State has undertaken to support early career underrepresented faculty in the discipline and Kathryn’s inaugural address entitled “Jean-Paul Sartre and His Interlocutors: Reconceptualizing ‘European’ Philosophy.”
In relation to her inaugural, we consider the meaning of philosophical exchanges, questions of race and oppression in philosophy, the nature of the history of philosophy and the way it is taught.
- Chronicle of Higher Education article on the first meeting of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers at Vanderbilt, where Professor Gines worked before joining us at Penn State.
- Anna Julia Cooper Fellowship for Assistant Professors of Philosophy from under-represented groups.
Professor Gines’s publications include:
- “Race Thinking and Racism in Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism” in Imperialism, Slavery, Race, and Genocide: The Legacy of Hannah Arendt. (Eds. Dan Stone and Richard King. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007.)
- “The Ambiguity of Assimilation: Commentary on Eamonn Callan’s, ‘The Ethics of Assimilation'” in Symposia on Gender Race and Philosophy, Volume 2, number 2. May 2006. Posted online at http://web.mit.edu/sgrp/2006/no2/Gines0506.pdf
- “Sex and Sexuality in Contemporary Hip-Hop” in Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason – a series in Pop Culture and Philosophy. (Eds. Derrick Darby and Tommie Shelby. Chicago: Open Court, 2005)
- “Sartre and Fanon: Fifty Years Later” in Sartre Studies International. Volume 9, Issue 2, 2003.