In 2014, I founded the UCSB Chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP). Since then, I have co-coordinated a number of MAP-sponsored Multi-Campus Initiatives in Southern California.

For three years, I convened the Multi-Campus Working Group on Philosophy and Inclusive Pedagogy in collaboration with Philosophers at USC, UCLA, UCR, UCI, and UCSD.

One highlight of this initiative is a SoCal MAP workshop held at a different participating campus in the Spring of each year. In 2019, the workshops was hosted at UCLA where I presented on “Ethical Concerns for Philosophy Outreach Programs.” Read about what we accomplished in the first year.

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In addition, UCSB MAP coordinates SPEECH (SoCal Philosophy Exchange for Expanding Career Horizons), which is an intercollegiate colloquium for Philosophy PhD students who are members of marginalized groups or who work on marginalized philosophies in Southern California. We offer opportunities for graduate students to present research and workshop papers, while providing funding for travel expenses.

These projects have been funded by the UC Humanities Research Institute and the APA Fund for Diversity and Inclusiveness.