Institute for Advanced Study Presents

Why Philosophy Here and Now? Critical and Transformative Challenges to a Conservative Discipline

Thursdays at Four
Apr 2016
About the Event

Kristie Dotson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. Having received her M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Memphis, she also received a MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Literature and a BA in African American Studies and English Literature from Coe College. Professor Dotson researches in epistemology, feminist philosophy (particularly Black feminism and feminist epistemology), and critical philosophy of race.

Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, and a guest researcher at the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies in Sweden. She received her BA from Barnard College and her PhD from Harvard University. Her research interests include politics of epistemology, feminist theory, and trustworthiness and community engagement.