Amy Reed-Sandoval (PhD 2014) has been chosen for one of seven awards from the APA Small Grant Fund for her Philosophy for Children project at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), where she is now an Assistant Professor. Dr. Reed-Sandoval previously received an APA Diversity and Inclusiveness Grant for her Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands project in 2015-2016.
Building on this work, the current project -- Mexican Indigenous Knowledge, Chican@ Identity, and Philosophy for Children -- according to the APA announcement, "aims to explore the connections between Mexican indigenous knowledge, Chican@ identity, and philosophy for children through teaching, learning, and collaborative scholarship. To this end, [project organizers] will hold an interactive, one-day workshop on these themes for approximately 40 undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas at El Pas (UTEP) who are involved in the UTEP Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands program."
For additional information about the Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands project, see this documentary.
Interestingly, Amy's former colleague Andrea Sullivan-Clarke (PhD, 2015) was also awarded an APA grant this year. Of the nine philosophy-related projects awarded grants by the American Philosophical Association (APA) for 2016-2017, two are directed by recent alums of the UW Department of Philosophy! We are incredibly proud of both of these fantastic projects by our alums and are pleased to see them getting this well-deserved support.