In our eighth episode, Anushrut Ramakrishnan Agrwaal, a PhD Candidate in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews talks to Lara Jost, a PhD Candidate in Philosophy who also manages Philosophy’s academic skills workshops for undergraduate students. Anushrut and Lara discuss the potential uses of the Academic Skills Projects (ASP) workshops to make the discipline of Philosophy more inclusive, as well as the challenges facing it. The podcast seeks to elucidate on local practices that those concerned with equality, diversity, and inclusiveness within the University could support. Further, it offers a grassroots level perspective on how and why disciplines become restrictive in their approach.

Bibliography:

Fricker, Miranda. Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998

Hill, Collins Patricia. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. New York: Routledge, 2000 [1990]

 St Andrews Organisations/Projects Mentioned:

CEEDAcademic Skills Project (ASP)