Diversity and Inclusion Resources for Philosophy

Websites

Resources on Diversity and Inclusiveness. American Philosophical Association.

APA Committee on the Status of Women: Diversity in Philosophy Courses

Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy

The Underrepresented Philosophers Database

The UPDirectory provides the names and works of philosophers who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy.

Reading Lists

Recommended readings arranged or searchable by topic:

Diversifying Syllabi Reading Lists

This project is an effort resulting from a summer reading group comprised of members of the Graduate Student Coalition for Gender Diversity in Philosophy (formerly known as the Climate Coalition) at Georgetown University. The aim is to offer suggestions of readings by diverse philosophers to anyone who might find them helpful in teaching.

Diversity Reading List in Philosophy

Sponsored by the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at the University of Leeds, the Diversity Reading List is a searchable database of diverse philosophical readings, written by authors from under-represented groups.  

Women’s Works

“The Women’s Works provides a list of papers, books or chapters that could be used in undergraduate teaching, so that if an instructor wants to include more work by women in a syllabus, it is easier to do so.”

Syllabi

Diversity and Inclusion Syllabus Collection

Some of these syllabi are completely devoted to an underrepresented area of philosophy, while others contain one or more units on such areas.

Diversifying Syllabi

A compilation of philosophical texts on a variety of topics, written by diverse practitioners, and appropriate for undergraduate courses. Tried and tested by the Diversifying Syllabi Summer Reading Group at Georgetown University.

Diversity Syllabi Project

The APA CSW is gathering syllabi from philosophy courses that have a substantial focus on diversity issues (such as African American Philosophy, American Indian Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy & Multiculturalism, LGBT Philosophy, etc.).

Reference Materials

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

For example:

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

For example:

Research Databases, Subscription Resources

Africa Knowledge Project

Africa Knowledge Project, known as AKP, promotes Critical African Studies. It disseminates Africa-centered, evidence-based knowledge on Africa and African Diaspora. Includes the following journals:

  • JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, a peer-reviewed journal which focuses on social, political, economic, and cultural concepts and categories that shape the lives of women in different African societies.
  • Journal on African Philosophy, a peer-reviewed online journal that promotes the study of African and African Diaspora philosophy and studies worldwide from a broad (critical) perspective.

Oxford Bibliographies

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies which include substantive essays that list recommended books, journal articles, primary sources, and multimedia in various discipline-based subject modules, including Philosophy.

See, for example:

PhilPapers

Search by topic or browse by category. For example:

Individual Handbooks and Companions at Queen’s Library

Palgrave Handbook of African Philosophy (ebook)

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Race (ebook)