Announcements & CFPs

Time to Renew Membership Dues

It's time to renew your annual membership dues!  Dues may be paid here on our website or by mail.  Dues paid after July 1 will be credited to the 2015-16 academic year. 

Election Results 

The results of the 2015 SAF election are as follows.  Kate Norlock (Trent University) received the most votes for the President position, and Alice MacLachlan (York University) received the most votes for the Executive Committee member position.  The proposed amendment to increase the length of Executive Committee terms from 2 to 3 years passed unanimously.  

We'd like to extend our thanks to all the candidates who generously agreed to stand for nomination, and to congratulate Kate and Alice.  We'd also like to thank outgoing President Robin Dillon (Lehigh University) and outgoing Executive Committee member Ami Harbin (Oakland University) for their service.


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CFP: Critical Philosophy of Race: Race, Immigration, and Refugees

Guest Editor: Dr. Natalie Cisneros (Seattle University)
In the second half of 2014 President Obama’s plan to take executive action and the growing German anti-immigrant movement both drew international attention and renewed debates about immigration in the twenty-first century. As these and other, similar conversations about immigration have gained increasing urgency, global migration has emerged as a central concern of communities, nations, and citizens in the contemporary world. At both the national and international level, questions of the relationship among race, ethnicity, and national identity have been a central feature of debates about the treatment of immigrants and refugees. As such, recent national and international debate and political action have underscored how inextricably linked concerns about race are to concerns about global migration; conversations about immigration and refugees are also conversations about race, racism, and racialization.
To further investigate the political and philosophical questions raised by global migration and responses to it, Critical Philosophy of Race seeks contributions for a special issue on “Race, Immigration, and Refugees.” This special issue will feature critical philosophical work that seeks to understand how race, racism, and racialization function with respect to global migration, the experiences of migrants, and their treatment by communities, states, and transnational bodies. We welcome essays addressed to critical philosophers of race as well as work across the disciplines. We particularly encourage contributions that are working in postcolonial, transnational, disability, queer, and trans studies.
For consideration, essays of no more than 6,000 words are due by January 20, 2016.  Please submit online at Please direct any questions to

APA's 2015 Gregory Kavka/UC Irvine Prize in Political Philosophy

SAF is pleased to announce that the APA's 2015 Gregory Kavka/UC Irvine Prize in Political Philosophy has been awarded to our Secretary/Treasurer, Carol Hay (University of Massachusetts Lowell), for "The Obligation to Resist Oppression," chapter 4 of her book Kantianism, Liberalism, and Feminism: Resisting Oppression

The Kavka Prize is awarded every other year in odd years to the author of a paper in a refereed journal, an original book chapter, or an original essay published in a collection with a multiplicity of contributors, from any area of political philosophy and political theory.