I feel strongly about the need to ameliorate problems of under-representation and lack of diversity within philosophy.
Below are some important initiatives to tackle these issues, some of which I've had some involvement in.
The EPSA Women’s Caucus was founded on 6 October 2011 at the 3rd biennial conference of the EPSA in Athens, Greece. Its goals are to promote networking, research collaboration, and informal peer mentoring among women and other under-represented groups in philosophy of science, as well as to make the presence of women and other under-represented groups in the field more visible.
Current discussions on epistemic decolonization acknowledge the need to reflect on the intrinsic whiteness, colonial legacies, and power imbalances implicit in knowledge production practices in the field of philosophy of science. The talk series “What is epistemic decolonization?” held during early 2021 was a successful first step in showcasing the work of philosophers working on epistemic decolonization and in constructing a worldwide community. In the series “Epistemic decolonization: From theory to practice”, we move one step further. That is, we move from defining what epistemic decolonization is for the field of philosophy of science to a question on how to actually decolonize the field.
MAP is a worldwide network of students based in English-speaking philosophy departments that aims to facilitate the participation of members from underrepresented groups in academic philosophy.
Each chapter aims broadly at addressing:
Issues of under-representation in the profession;
Theoretical issues regarding philosophy of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, disability, native language, etc; and
Philosophy produced from minority perspectives.