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Alcoff Elected Vice-President of Eastern APA

Linda AlcoffSPEP is pleased to congratulate long time member, Linda Alcoff, for her recent election as Vice-President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. After a year as Vice-President, she will become President of the APA in the 2012-13 academic year.

Linda Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Her work focuses on social identity and race, epistemology, politics and violence, Foucault, and Latino Studies.  She has edited 9 volumes and written two books: Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory (Cornell 1996).

She has served on the Executive Committee of the APA and as Co-director of SPEP. We wish her the best of success in her new position.

SPEP Secretary-Treasurer

The SPEP Executive Committee would like to express its deepest gratitude to Shannon Lundeen for her four years of service (2007-2011) as Secretary-Treasurer.  The SPEP Executive Committee is happy to announce the hiring of Shannon Mussett as the new SPEP Secretary-Treasurer, starting immediately after the 2011 annual meeting. Shannon Mussett is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University.

SPEP Statement on Middlesex University

We note with grave concern the decision to terminate the philosophy programs at Middlesex University. The Middlesex philosophy program is a leading center of continental philosophy research, spearheaded by its renowned Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy.  Click here to read more about the program.

In the 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise), Middlesex was rated first in philosophy among post-1992 universities in Britain, with 65% of its research activity judged “world-leading” or “internationally excellent.”

The SPEP Executive Committee urges SPEP members to support their Middlesex colleagues by signing the online petition.  Click here to sign the petition.

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