MIT Scholar Speaks in Free Campus Event

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Dr. Sally Haslanger, a scholar from MIT noted for her work on the metaphysics of race and gender, spoke on “Encountering Race in Life and Language” on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM in Cone University Center Room 112. Co-sponsors were UNC Charlotte ADVANCE, the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, Discovery Place, the Graduate School, and the departments of Sociology, Africana Studies and Philosophy.

The event was free and open to the public, as part of the Women’s Speakers Series sponsored by ADVANCE and the Ethics Center. Haslanger is a scholar of national note, having recently been named the 2011 Carus Lecturer by the American Philosophical Association and selected Distinguished Woman Philosopher of 2010 by the Society for Women in Philosophy.

Haslanger has published on topics in metaphysics, epistemology and feminist theory, with a recent emphasis on accounts of the social construction of race and gender. Before coming to MIT, she taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and the University of California-Irvine.

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