Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate Conference 2019


Undergraduate philosophy conference: March 29 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and March 30 at Loyola University Chicago.

Undergraduate Conferece: March 29 & 30

March 29th @ Museum of Contemporary Art 

Loyola's Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter is hosting a philosophy and art panel at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Students and faculty from the MAP mentorship program will give short presentations on philosophy and art in the presence of the work itself. Admission to the MCA is free for those who RSVP. 
"Art as Language: Opening Up the Conversation," Joohee Cho & Gina Lebkuecher
"Artistic Epistemic Friction," Barni Nuur & Hanne Jacobs 
"Art and Suffering in Nietzsche and Prisoner of Love," Chanté Wilson & Rebecca Valeriano-Flores 
March 29, 2019 @ 3PM - 5PM 
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave. 
RSVP BY MARCH 24: http://bit.ly/mcarsvp
Meet the Loyola group outside the entrance on N. Mies Van Der Rohe Way. 
Accessibility: MAP aims to make this event as accessible as possible. See the MCA's accomodations here: https://mcachicago.org/Visit/Accessibility

March 30th @ Loyola University Chicago 

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Grant Silva, assistant professor at Marquette University specializing in Latin American philosophy, political philosophy, and the philosophy of race/ethics of racism. He has worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities (UCLA summer 2011, "Re-thinkining International Migration") and is a member of the APA Committee for Hispanics in Philosophy. Dr. Silva is currently writing on the problem of democratic exclusion, the dynamic nature of racism, and the challenges that undocumented immigration and the militarization of the border pose to mainstream political philosophy.

MAP will sponsor and award a $250 first-place prize and two $100 runner-up prizes for outstanding undergraduate essays to conference participants from underrepresented groups in philosophy. To be considered for the prize, send your full paper (maximum 3,500 words) to Rebecca Valeriano-Flores (mvalerianoflores@luc.edu) by April 15. 

Send any questions to the conference organizers: Yiran Zhang (yzhang45@luc.edu) and Joe Vukov (jvukov@luc.edu).