Race, Gender and Justice Lecture Series

As part of our commitment to social justice (link), the philosophy department is developing a 5-year series of public lectures on Race, Gender and Justice, beginning in 2021.

Funded by the Mark J. Byrne 1985 Fund in Philosophy, which is an endowment established in 1996 to help support the study of philosophy at Dartmouth College.

A two-day workshop: Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2022

2021-2022 Workshop

Day 1: Friday, April 8, 2022 
Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center

1:00-2:00pm   Ayanna Spencer (University of Connecticut),Talk Title: "Mapping an Epistemological Quagmire for Criminalized Black Girl Survivors in the US."  

2:00-2:15         Break

2:15-3:15         Adebayo Oluwayomi (ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Dartmouth College), Talk Title: "On Becoming an Antiracist Philosopher in a Polarized Society: Challenges and Possibilities"

3:15-3:30         Break

3:30-5:00         Panel discussion: "What can philosophy do for social justice?" Terry Guo '23, Ana Noriega Olazabal '24, Adebayo Oluwayomi, Yarran Hominh, Esther Rosario


Saturday April 9 
Carson 60

9:00-10:00am Catherine Clune-Taylor (Princeton University), Talk Title: "Covid-19 Anti-Vaxxers, White Supremacist Suicidality and Racialized "Risk" 

10:00-10:15     Break

10:15-11:45     Student Papers:

  •     Clara Pakman '23, "Feminist Perspectives on Cognitive Science: From Computationalism to Embodiment"
  •     Kristal Wong '22, "Philosophy, Medicine, and Social Justice: The Cases of Gender and Race"

11:45-12:00     Break

12:00-1:00       Tina Botts (Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College), Talk Title: "Is the U.S. Constitution an Anti-Racist Document?" 


A Pod Called Quest Goes to Dartmouth

2020-2021 Workshop

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4pm

The nature, practice, and responsibilities of student social justice activism

Dr. Derrick Darby, Rutgers University
Dr. Christian Davenport, University of Michigan

Spotify Recording of the Podcast

Episode 12 – A Pod Called Quest Goes to Dartmouth

Description: "A Pod Called Quest" is a podcast taking on everything that people concerned about injustice care about, from the wealth gap to voting rights, to police brutality, to reparations, to health and well-being, to climate change, to state repression and much more.  Sage and Science want listeners to think with them about problems of injustice, just futures, and evidence-based solutions. Derrick Darby (aka Sage) is a philosopher at Rutgers University. Christian Davenport (aka Science) is a political scientist and sociologist at the University of Michigan. Join our quest to impose logic as well as data on the struggle for justice in America and globally. Give us your time, we give you power, wealth, and culture.

Dr. Derrick Darby is a Henry Rutgers professor of philosophy. He holds a B. A. from Colgate and a Ph.D. from Pittsburgh. He is the founding director of the Rutgers Social Justice Solutions Research Collaboratory and also directs its renowned Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy.

Dr. Christian Davenport is the Walgreen's Professor of Human Understanding in the department of Political Science, Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo and Elected Fellow at the American Association for the Arts and Sciences.