CFP: California roundtable on philosophy and race

This CFP wins my praise not only for the interesting topic but also for the detailed submission guideline which includes file naming and email subject requirements. It’s brilliant, and I’m going to copy this some day.

Call for Papers

Theme: California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race
Type: 9th Annual Meeting
Institution: Hunter College, City University of New York
Location: New York, NY (USA)
Date: 5.–6.10.2012
Deadline: 24.2.2012

The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for papers for its seventh annual roundtable. This roundtable brings together philosophers of race, and those working in related fields in a small and congenial setting to share their work and to help further this sub-discipline of philosophy. Philosophical papers are invited on any issue regarding race, ethnicity, or racism, and including those that take up race in the context of another topic, such as feminism, political philosophy, ethics, justice, culture, identity, biology, phenomenology, existentialism, psychoanalysis, metaphysics, or epistemology.Submissions are encouraged from junior scholars and philosophers of color. We seek to foster a productive and intellectually stimulating environment for those working in philosophy and race. The Roundtable also aspires to bring together junior and senior scholars to develop and enhance constructive mentoring relationships.

Submission Deadline: Feb 24, 2012

Send your submission to:
Please include the following:

  1. A detailed (2-3 page) abstract, as an MS word.doc or .pdf file (please, no complete papers!). Accepted submissions should be developed for a 30 minute maximum presentation.
  2. On the first page of your submission, include your full name, institutional affiliation, preferred email address, and status (graduate student, associate professor, etc.)
  3. In the file name, include your last name, shortened title, and CRPR 12, e.g. FongDuBoisRaceCRPR12.pdf
  4. Subject heading should read: (your last name) CRPR 12 Submission

Keynote Speaker:
Joy James, Professor of Humanities, Williams College

Guest Organizers:
Professors Linda Martín Alcoff and Frank J. Kirkland, Department of Philosophy, Hunter College, City University of New York

Darrell Moore, Philosophy, DePaul University
Mickaella Perina, Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Falguni A. Sheth, Social Science, Hampshire College

California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race