Philosophy Pedagogy and Professionalization Workshops aim to prepare current graduate students to teach philosophy in an academic setting. In order to supplement the department’s strong scholarship and provide students with practical pedagogical skills, NSSR faculty, alumni, and advanced NSSR PhD students with teaching experience take turns to facilitate the workshops, which are constructed around various pedagogical topics including: discussion techniques, basic classroom management, preparing and delivering a lecture, designing a syllabus, teaching close-reading skills, and navigating issues of gender and race in the classroom.
Organizers: Jacqueline Liu, Lena Nowak-Laird
The Wittgenstein Workshop is a research group that meets a few times a semester and invites scholars and NSSR faculty and students to present work-in-progress. While an interest in Wittgenstein might be helpful in attending, it is by no means necessary.
Organizer: Kyle O'Dowd
People in Support of Women in Philosophy is a group dedicated to the advancement of women and those who experience marginalization within the field of philosophy. Our group meets weekly to workshop papers, help members prepare for conference presentations and seminars, host guest speakers, and in general celebrate the work of our women and gender-non-conforming colleagues and mentors. Men are welcome and encouraged to take part as allies.
Organizers: Zoe Cable, Rose Pelham
Minorities and Philosophy (MaP) is an international organization encompassing a collection of chapters from different philosophy departments that examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. Through MaP’s network, students can exchange ideas on topics related to minorities and philosophy, meet and support peers, and learn from other philosophy departments.
Organizer: Miranda Samuels, Rosa Wesley
The New York German Idealism Group is a joint undertaking of the philosophy departments of Columbia University and The New School that organizes four events per semester, inviting scholars from the New York area and beyond to share their work on Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy in a workshop format.
Organizers: Agnese Di Riccio, Mithra Len