Climate & Diversity

The Philosophy Department at Boston University is committed to creating a welcoming, diverse, and supportive environment for all members of our community — including students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. We recognize the importance of addressing the structural injustices associated with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and ablism within our discipline. The Committee for Climate & Diversity provides various resources and organizes several events aimed at making philosophy a more diverse and inclusive field. We help connect students and faculty with the many resources that are available at Boston University for dealing with issues, such as harassment, that may arise. We provide a growing list of professional resources for creating more inclusive classroom environments and for developing better practices for philosophical engagement within our community. We organize events, such as the Annual Climate in Philosophy Lecture Series, which brings in leading scholars to provide cutting-edge research on how to address problems of climate and promote diversity and inclusivity in Philosophy.

2018-19 Members of the Climate & Diversity Committee:
Derek Anderson, Alisa Bokulich, Kurt Blankschaen, and Micah Trautmann