Christia Mercer on Prisons and the History of Philosophy

As part of the Critical Engagements initiative at CHSBS (“People On the Move: Borders, Boundaries, and Migration”), the Department of Philosophy and Religion is hosting two talks by Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, on February 1 and 2. Dr. Mercer’s scholarly work has focused on understanding the role of women in the history of philosophy, including a forthcoming book on the philosophy of the seventeenth-century English philosopher, Anne Conway. She was the first professor to teach in Columbia University’s Justice-in-Education Initiative, which offers courses to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. 

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