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Philosophy Born of Struggle

2019 Annual Conference

November 1 & 2, 2019

Welcome to the 25th Philosophy Born of Struggle conference website! The conference is scheduled for November 1–2, 2019 and will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA). The conference theme is Neglected Philosophers of Struggle.

This is the place where you can access the Call for Papers for the conference. This is also the place where you can reserve a room at the Embassy Suites by Hilton. In addition, you can register for the conference here. The conference registration site will be available by early August 2019.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown University. She is a political theorist specializing in multiculturalism, racial justice, Latin American political thought, Black political thought, and Afro-descendant and indigenous politics in Latin America. She is the author of Race and the Politics of Solidarity (Oxford, 2009) and Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos (Oxford, 2017), which was a recipient of the American Political Science Association’s 2018 Ralph Bunche Book Award for the best work in ethnic and cultural pluralism and the 2018 Best Book Award of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Prof. Hooker served as co-Chair of the American Political Science Association’s Presidential Task Force on Racial and Social Class Inequalities in the Americas (2014-2015), and as Associate Director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2009-2014). She has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the DuBois Institute for African American Research at Harvard, and the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

For more questions about the conference, please contact the local host, Dwayne Tunstall, at tunstald@gvsu.edu .

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