Andrea Sullivan-Clarke (PhD 2015) has been awarded one of two APA Diversity and Inclusiveness grants for 2016-2017 to start a summer institute for historically underrepresented high school students at DePauw University. Dr. Sullivan-Clarke's project -- Inclusive Summer High School Institute for Philosophy (ISHIP) at the Prindle Institute for Ethics -- is a weeklong summer enrichment program designed for high school juniors from historically underrepresented groups in philosophy. According to the APA announcement:
"The primary goal of ISHIP is to introduce high school students to philosophy through texts, skills-based presentations, speakers, and ethics bowl participation. In addition, ISHIP encourages attendees to consider future study in the field of philosophy by demonstrating how the skills of philosophy can enrich their college experience. ISHIP has the potential to transform the discipline of philosophy by creating more space in the field for individuals whose voices have been previously underrepresented, while also inviting students to identify the ways in which philosophy could positively contribute to their academic goals and beyond."
Interestingly, Andrea is in good company, as her former colleague Amy Reed-Sandoval (PhD, 2014) 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.