Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Minorities and Philosophy Chapter

About Minorities and Philosophy

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. See more about MAP International at MapfortheGap.com.

For more information, email graduate student organizers Rene Ramirez (rramirez12@luc.edu) and Lillianne John (ljohn2@luc.edu). 

Join MAP! 

Now Accepting Applications!
Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis.

Loyola Philosophy students have started a chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)! As part of our MAP chapter, we have developed a program for students from marginalized and underrepresented groups in philosophy. Undergraduate students in the program will be connected with graduate students, faculty, and undergraduate peers! The program provides mentorship, assistance in navigating the university and philosophical discipline, and the opportunity to participate in MAP programming and events such as talks, screenings, Virtual MAP Lounge, and more. 

MAP understands "underrepresented groups" to include BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled/different abled folks, and women. This is a year-long program. You can be of any major or minor (not only philosophy)! 

To apply to the program, undergraduate students should fill out this form application. We accept applications year-round.