US Diversity-Oriented Departments

Diversity-Oriented Departments with Ph.D Programs:

Emory University (GA): African-American, Puerto Rico, Fem, Gender, Race, Decolonial, Multiculturalism, Holocaust, Migration

http://philosophy.emory.edu/home/index.html

The department, which has begun in 1929, has always been strong in history. Lewis White Beck (Kant) was appointed in 1938, thereafter Helmut Kuhn in 1947. Jean-François Lyotard was a guest professor in the late 1990s. Following appointments include Cynthia Willett (Multiculturalism, Intersectionality, Race, Interspecies) in 1996, Noelle McAfee (Fem, Psychoanalysis) in 2010, Dilek Huseyinzadegan (from Istanbul: Race, Post- and Decolonial, Fem) in 2013, George Yancy (Race) in 2015, Rocío Zambrana (Fem, Decolonial, Latinx, Latin-American, Carribean) in 2019. Ralph J.K. Buchenhorst (Holocaust, Latin-American, Migration) is currently a visiting DAAD Professor.

 

University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI): Comparative, Asian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Buddhist, Islamic, Fem, Children

http://hawaii.edu/phil/people/current-faculty/

The department has a long history of commitment to diversity and it is a “go-to” department for those who wish to study the fields in Asian and comparative philosophies. It has a close affiliation to the East-West Center, a resident research center for all aspects of Asian and comparative philosophies. The diverse faculty include: Tamara Albertini (early modern, Fem, Islam); Arindam Chakrabarti (Indian, comparative, language); Chung-Ying Cheng (Chinese, comparative); Vrinda Dalmiya (Fem, environment); Masato Ishida (American, Japanese, logic); Thomas Jackson (Children, education); Steve Odin (Japanese, comparative, aesthetics); Franklin Perkins (Chinese, comparative, early modern); Sean Smith (Indian Buddhism, cog sci); Joseph Tanke (Continental, social political); George Tsai (moral, Chinese).

 

Binghamton University (NY): Asian, Africana, Asian-American, Fem, Gender, Postcolonial, Diasporic, Trans

https://www.binghamton.edu/philosophy/

The department has been known for its “radical” orientation. Many of the faculty have diversity areas as specializations. Jeffner Allen (Africana, Asian-American, Gender, Postcolonial, Diasporic, LGBTQ+); Bat-Ami Bar On (Fem); Charles Goodman (Buddhist, Indian, Comparative), Lisa Tessman (Fem).

 

Stony Brook University (NY): Asian, Asian-American, Indian-Analytic, Comparative, Race, Fem

https://www.stonybrook.edu/philosophy/

The department is well-known for its Continental and historical specializations as well as the Continental-Analytic “bridge”. Appointments: David Dilworth (Asian, Comparative) and Gary Mar (Asian-American, Logic and Mathematics) have been longtime members; Harvey Cormier (Comparative, Race) in 1998; Lorenzo Simpson (Race) in 1998; Allegra de Laurentiis (Globalization, Hegel, Aristotle) in 2006; Anne O’Byrne (Race, Genocide) in 2008; Gabrielle Jackson (Phenomenology, Cognitive Science, Fem) in 2014; Arindam Chakrabarti (Indian, Comparative) in 2018. Linda Martin Alcoff and Eduardo Mendieta were also previously members of the department.

 

University of Oregon: Fem, Gender, Race, Latin-American, Indigenous, Decolonial

http://philosophy.uoregon.edu/

“Living, integrated pluralism” characterizes the department and it is known for its Continental as well as all other diversity-related fields, including environmental philosophy. (siehe auch: https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-oregon-0)

 

Penn State University: Fem, Gender, Indigenous, Race, Latin-American, Africana

https://bulletins.psu.edu/graduate/programs/majors/philosophy/

It is one of the most diverse philosophy departments with “top names” in the diversity fields: Amy Allen, Robert Bernasconi, Eduardo Mendieta, Mariana Ortega, Nancy Tuana. (siehe auch:https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/penn-state-university)

 

The University of Memphis (TN): Fem, Gender, Race, Comparative, African

https://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/

The department is strong on race and African-American philosophy, as well as Continental and history emphases. (siehe auch: https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-memphis)

 

List of Graduate Programs in Philosophy with some diversity emphases, by State

(*Terminal MA. AOS = Area of Specialization; AOC: Area of Competence):

California:

UCLA: Arabic and Islamic, Fem, Race

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-california-los-angeles

23 total: 14 analytic, 4 History, 5 Ethics/Moral/Political (Arabic, Fem, Race are all AOC)

UC Santa Cruz (CA): Fem, Latin-American

https://philosophy.ucsc.edu/faculty/index.php

12 total: 10 analytic; 1 Fem/Continental (Jocelyn Hoy) and 1 analytic/Latin-American (Rasmus Groenfeldt Winther)

UC Berkeley (CA): Chinese, Fem analytic

https://philosophy.berkeley.edu/

25 total: 14 analytic: 6 History (1 Continental, Fem Epistemology), 4 Ethics/Political, 1 Chinese (Kwong-loi Shun)

UC Merced (CA): Fem (Language)

http://philo.ucmerced.edu/

UC Riverside (CA): African, Race, Gender, Comparative

http://philosophy.ucr.edu/

18 total: 7 analytic (1 Chinese, Eric Schwitzgebel); 7 Moral/Ethical (1 Race, Myisha Cherry); 4 History; 2 Cooperating Faculty: Lisa Rafals (Chinese, Comparative) and Georgia Warnke (Fem, Race, Hermeneutics)

The department has been strong primarily as an analytic department with some history as well as Continental elements. Myisha Cherry (African, Race and Gender) joined the department in 2018. Eric Schwitzgebel (Chinese) joined the department in 1997. Lisa Rafals (Chinese and Comparataive) is Coorperating Faculty. Georgia Warnke (Fem) joined the department in 1991 but moved to Women’s Studies and Pollitical Science after 2001.

UC San Diego (CA): Chinese, Race, Mexican, Latin-American

https://philosophy.ucsd.edu/

26 total: 9 analytic (1 Chinese); 9 History (1 Race, 1 Mexican); 8 Moral/Ethics/Pol (1 Latin-American)

Traditionally an analytic department. Manuel Vargas (Latin-American and Latinx, moral psychology) moved from USF in 2017. Clinton Trolley (Mexican, Latin-American, Kant and German Idealism, critical theory) joined the department and in 2019 Eddy Keming Chen (Chinese, Race, philosophy of mathematics and physics).

Stanford University (CA): Fem, Race

https://philosophy.stanford.edu/

26 total: This largely analytic department has three faculty members specializing in Feminism/Race; Helen Longino (Fem/Science), Debra Satz (Fem/Ethics), and Wendy Salkin (Race, Fem, Law) who joined in 2019.

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology: Arabic and Islamic

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/dominican-school-philosophy-theology

*California State University Los Angeles: Fem, Gender, Arabic and Islamic

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/california-state-university-%E2%80%94-los-angeles

*San Diego State University (CA): Asian, Comparative, Fem, Gender, Race, Queer, Postcolonial

https://philosophy.sdsu.edu/people.htm

*San Jose State University (CA): Fem, Latin-American, Asian, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/san-jose-state-university

*San Francisco State University: Arabic and Islamic, Fem, Gender, Comparative, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/san-francisco-state-university

 

Colorado:

University of Colorado at Boulder (CO): African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-colorado-boulder

*Colorado State University (CO): Comparative, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/colorado-state-university

 

Connecticut:

University of Connecticut (CT): Race, Asian, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-connecticut

Yale University (CT): Fem, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/yale-university

*Holy Apostles College and Seminary: Comparative, Arabic and Islamic

 https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/holy-apostles-college-and-seminary

 

District of Columbia:

*American University (DC): Fem, Gender, Race, Latin-American, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/american-university

*George Washington University (DC): Fem, Race, Gender, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/george-washington-university

 

Florida:

University of Miami (FL): Latin-American, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-miami

University of South Florida (FL): Fem, Asian, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-south-florida

 

Georgia:

*Georgia State University (GA): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/georgia-state-university

Emory University (GA): African-American, Puerto Rico, Fem, Gender, Race, Decolonial, Multiculturalism, Holocaust, Migration

http://philosophy.emory.edu/home/index.html

The department, which has begun in 1929, has always been strong in history. Lewis White Beck (Kant) was appointed in 1938, thereafter Helmut Kuhn in 1947. Jean-François Lyotard was a guest professor in the late 1990s. Following appointments include Cynthia Willett (Multiculturalism, Intersectionality, Race, Interspecies) in 1996, Noelle McAfee (Fem, Psychoanalysis) in 2010, Dilek Huseyinzadegan (from Istanbul: Race, Post- and Decolonial, Fem) in 2013, George Yancy (Race) in 2015, Rocío Zambrana (Fem, Decolonial, Latinx, Latin-American, Carribean) in 2019. Ralph J.K. Buchenhorst (Holocaust, Latin-American, Migration) is currently a visiting DAAD Professor.

 

Hawaii:

University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI): Comparative, Asian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Buddhist, Islamic, Fem, Children

http://hawaii.edu/phil/people/current-faculty/

 

Illinois:

DePaul University (IL): Fem, Latin-American, Comparative, Race

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/depaul-university

The department is known for its Continental, historical, and political emphases; many of its faculty members are educated in Europe. There is no full-time faculty who specializes in analytic philosophy.

*Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL): Fem, Race, Gender, Asian, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/southern-illinois-university-carbondale

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL): Fem, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-illinois-chicago

 

Indiana

Indiana University- Bloomington (IN): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/indiana-university-bloomington

 

Kansas:

University of Kansas (KS): Fem, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-kansas

 

Louisiana:

*Louisiana State University (LA): Fem, Race

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/louisiana-state-university

 

Massachusetts:

Boston College (MA): Fem, Race, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/boston-college

As a Jesuit institution, the department has a strong focus on history. Most faculty members focus on historical, continental, ethical or political philosophies.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA): Fem, Race, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/massachusetts-institute-technology

*Tufts University (MA): Fem, Race

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/tufts-university

University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA): Fem, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-massachusetts-amherst

*Brandeis University (MA): Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/brandeis-university

 

Michigan:

*Eastern Michigan University (MI): Fem, Gender, Comparative

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/eastern-michigan-university

 

Minnesota

University of Minnesota (MN): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-minnesota

 

Missouri:

Washington University in St. Louis (MO): Race

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/washington-university-st-louis

 

New Jersey:

Princeton University (NJ): Fem, Gender, Comparative

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/princeton-university

 

New Mexico:

University of New Mexico (NM): Buddhist, Indian, Comparative, Fem

https://philosophy.unm.edu/

New York:

New York University (NY): Africana, Race

https://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/departments/philosophy.html

28 total; 17 analytic; 6 History; 5 Ethics/Moral/Political (1 Race, Kwame Anthony Appiah)

Cornell University (NY): Fem, Race, Asian, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/cornell-university

Fordham University (NY): Asian (Buddhism), Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/fordham-university

A Jesuit University’s department has a strong background in Ancient and Medieval philosophy, as well as history and Continental. 

University of Rochester (NY): Fem, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-rochester

Binghamton University (NY): Asian, Africana, Asian-American, Fem, Gender, Postcolonial, Diasporic, Trans

https://www.binghamton.edu/philosophy/

The department has been known for its “radical” orientation. Many of the faculty have diversity areas as specializations. Jeffner Allen (Africana, Asian-American, Gender, Postcolonial, Diasporic, LGBTQ+); Bat-Ami Bar On (Fem); Charles Goodman (Buddhist, Indian, Comparative), Lisa Tessman (Fem).

Stony Brook University (NY): Asian, Asian-American, Indian-Analytic, Comparative, Race, Fem

https://www.stonybrook.edu/philosophy/

The department is well-known for its Continental and historical specializations as well as the Continental-Analytic “bridge”. Appointments: David Dilworth (Asian, Comparative) and Gary Mar (Asian-American, Logic and Mathematics) have been longtime members; Harvey Cormier (Comparative, Race) in 1998; Lorenzo Simpson (Race) in 1998; Allegra de Laurentiis (Globalization, Hegel, Aristotle) in 2006; Anne O’Byrne (Race, Genocide) in 2008; Gabrielle Jackson (Phenomenology, Cognitive Science, Fem) in 2014; Arindam Chakrabarti (Indian, Comparative) in 2018. Linda Martin Alcoff and Eduardo Mendieta were also previously members of the department.

New School for Social Research (NY): Fem, Post- and Decolonial, Gender, Disability

https://www.newschool.edu/nssr/philosophy/

Columbia University (NY): Race

The department is largely analytic. Robert Gooding-Williams (Race), Axel Honneth, Carman Taylor are notable exceptions.

https://philosophy.columbia.edu/

 

North Carolina:

University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill (NC): Fem, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-north-carolina-%E2%80%94-chapel-hill

*University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC): Fem, Gender, Race, Latin-American, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-north-carolina-charlotte

 

Ohio:

*Kent State University: Fem, Race, Indigenous, Asian, Africana

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/kent-state-university

*Miami University (OH): Fem, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/miami-university

 

Oklahoma:

*Oklahoma State University Main Campus (OK): Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/oklahoma-state-university-main-campus

University of Oklahoma (OK): Fem, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-oklahoma

 

Oregon:

University of Oregon (OR): Fem, Gender, Race, Latin-American, Indigenous, Decolonial

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-oregon-0

“Living, integrated pluralism” characterizes the department and it is known for its Continental as well as all other diversity-related fields, including environmental philosophy.

 

Pennsylvania:

Penn State University: Fem, Gender, Indigenous, Race, Latin-American, Africana

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/penn-state-university

It is one of the most diverse philosophy departments with “top names” in the diversity fields: Amy Allen, Robert Bernasconi, Eduardo Mendieta, Mariana Ortega, Nancy Tuana.

University of Pittsburg – History and Philosophy of Science (PA): Race

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-pittsburgh-hps

Temple University (PA): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/temple-university

*West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA): Fem, Race, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/west-chester

 

Tennessee:

The University of Memphis (TN): Fem, Gender, Race, Comparative, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-memphis

The department is strong on race and African-American philosophy, as well as Continental and history.

Vanderbilt (TN): Fem, Race, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/vanderbilt-university

 

Texas:

University of Dallas (TX): Race

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-dallas

Baylor University (TX): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/baylor-university

University of North Texas (TX): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-north-texas

University of Texas at Austin (TX): Asian, Non-Western

https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/philosophy/

*Texas State University (TX): Fem, Gender, Latin-American, Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/texas-state-university

 

Virginia

*George Mason University (VA): Fem, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/george-mason-university

 

Wisconsin:

Marquette University: Fem, Gender, Race, Latin-American, Arabic and Islamic

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/marquette-university

*University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (WI): Fem, Gender

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-wisconsin-%E2%80%94-milwaukee

 

CANADA

Dalhousie University (Canada NS): Fem, Race, African

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/dalhousie-university

University of British Colombia (Canada, BC): Asian

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-british-columbia

University of Western Ontario (Canada, ON): Fem, Race

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/western

McMaster University (Canada, ON): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/mcmaster-university

McGill University (Canada, QC): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/mcgill-university

University of Calgary (Canada, AB): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/university-calgary

Memorial University (Canada, NL): Fem

https://gradguide.apaonline.org/programs/memorial-university

 

Undergraduate Programs (Selection)

University of San Francisco (CA, Jesuit): Asian, Asian-American, Korean, Comparative, Zen, Fem, Race, African-American

https://www.usfca.edu/arts-sciences/undergraduate-programs/philosophy/faculty

The Department has been all historical and European until Eduardo Mendieta (Latin-American, Race) joined in 1995 (and left in 2001). In 1996 they hired Yoko Arisaka (Asian, Fem, Race), the first woman appointment in 25 years (she left in 2007). Majority of the hires since the late 1990s focused on increasing diversity: David Kim (Asian, Asian-American, Korean, Race) came in 1999. Ron Sandstrom (Race, African-American) and Jacqueline Taylor (Fem) joined in 2003. Gerard Kuperus (Comparative, Zen) joined in 2006. Rebecca Mason in 2015. Geoffrey Ashton in 2018.

 

Drake University (IA, liberal arts, Philosophy and Religion): Asian, Ancient Near Eastern, Comparative/Global, Fem, Race, Postcolonial, Critical Whiteness, Activism

https://www.drake.edu/philrel/

The small Philosophy and Religion department has six faculty members, four offer diverse areas of specializations: Brad Crowell (Ancient Near East, Postcolonial), Jennifer Harvey (Race, Gender, Whiteness, Activism), Leah Kalmanson (East-Asian, Fem), Tim Knepper (Global/Comparison Project, phil of religion).

 

Hunter College CUNY (NY): Africana, Fem, Race, Latin-American, Postcolonial

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/philosophy/

Linda Martin Alcoff (Fem, Race, Latin-American, Postcolonial) and Frank Kirkland (Africana).

 

University of North Florida (FL, Philosophy and Religious Studies): Asian, Comparative, Native-Am Religion, Africana,

https://www.unf.edu/coas/philosophy/

Strong in Comparative: Aaron Creller (Asian, Comparative), Paul Carelli (Comparative), Brandi Denison (Native-Am Rel, African-American rel), Sarah LaChance Adams (Fem), Sarah Mattice (Asian, Comparative). John Maraldo (Emeritus, Asian, Comparative)

 

Loyola University Maryland (MD, Jesuit): Asian, Comparative, Fem

https://www.loyola.edu/academics/philosophy

The department is strong in history and Asian/Comparative. Of the 13 members, 1 philosophy of science. 3 Asian/Comparative (Bret Davis, Jessica Locke, Drew Leder) and 1 feminism (Dale Snow).

 

Oregon State University (OR): Latin-American, Race, Asian

20 total: Philosophy Department belongs to the School of History, Philosophy and Religion. The department is strong in history and ethics/political philosophy. Joseph Orosco (Race, Latinx, Multiculturalism) and Stuart Sarbacker (Philosophy and Religious Studies, Buddhism, Islam, Hindu Traditions)