MAP: Minorities and Philosophy, BU Chapter


“MAP’s mission is to address structural injustices in academic philosophy and to remove barriers that impede participation in academic philosophy for members of marginalized groups. Through our international organizing team and graduate student-led network of autonomous chapters around the world, we aim to examine and dismantle mechanisms that prevent students from marginalized groups from participating in academic philosophy, as well as to promote philosophical work done from marginalized perspectives, and help improve working conditions for scholars from marginalized backgrounds.”

MAP BU values diversity in all its forms as an essential component of philosophy. The mission of this chapter is to promote dialogues about structural injustice of any sort, to offer guidance on thinking and teaching inclusively, and to create a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff, and members of our community regardless of their identities.

Annual Events, 2021 – 2022

  • Philosophy Graduate/Undergraduate MAP Mixer – stay tuned!
  • Mentor/Mentee Pair Program. To join the program as a mentor or mentee, email for more info.
  • Annual Women and Gender Minorities Lunch

Upcoming Events, 2021 – 2022

  • Inclusive Teaching Workshop, Part 1: Lewis Wang & Aja Watkins (time & location tba)
  • Inclusive Teaching Workshop, Part 2: Federica Bocchi 
    Friday, October 29th, 2 PM (location TBA)
  • Philosophy Graduate Student Conference on Sustainability, Environment, Native Knowledge, and Food (April 2022)
  • Feminist Reading Group on Philosophy of Science & Underrepresented Voices 
    To join the group, email Federica at

Events Organized MAP International or Other Chapters

Book of the Month – September 2021

Data Feminisim
by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

A new way of thinking about data science and data ethics that is informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism. The open access edition of this book was made possible by generous funding from the MIT Libraries. Today, data science is a form of power. It has been used to expose injustice, improve health outcomes, and topple governments.

Available for free and as an audiobook with the Boston Public Library. Find purchasing options here.

Meet the Team

Federica Bocchi
MAP Boston Representative 

Federica is an international PhD student at Boston University working on the philosophy of biodiversity. She is interested in Feminist approaches to philosophy of science and patriarchy-flavored myth-debunking. She is also a co-founder and an active member of MAP Università di Parma.

Mallory Medeiros
MAP Boston Mentor Program Co-Coordinator

Mallory is a fourth-year PhD student interested in ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of law. She co-founded the BU MAP Mentor Program in 2019. The program is one of the few of its kind on the U.S. East Coast.

Merve Tapinc
MAP Boston Mentor Program Co-Coordinator

Merve is an international PhD student from Turkey. She is interested in contemporary ethics and epistemology. She currently writes her dissertation on why self-knowledge has a moral pragmatic role in regulating our social interactions with others and why it is a moral responsibility. She also serves as a member of the Climate and Diversity Committee.


Official Crowdfunding Campaign




Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy

Transformational HPS (History & Philosophy of Science)

PSA Mentoring Program – The Pacific Sociological Association