Dedicated to Conversation and Research on Philosophy and Race-related Issues

















Emory University

Atlanta, GA

October 29-30, 2021

The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for papers for its 18th annual meetings. This roundtable brings together philosophers of race and those working in related disciplines in a small and congenial setting to share their work. Philosophical papers are invited on any issue regarding race, ethnicity, or racism, including those that take up race in the context of another topic, such as gender, sexuality, politics, ethics, justice, culture, identity, biology, phenomenology, existentialism, psychoanalysis, metaphysics, or epistemology.

We seek to foster a productive and intellectually stimulating environment for those working in fields concerned with philosophy and race. The Roundtable also aspires to bring together junior and senior scholars to develop and enhance constructive mentoring relationships.


Please indicate your ability to attend on your submission. We ask accepted participants who withdraw their papers after acceptance to refrain from submitting for two years.

This year’s CFP is being distributed much later this year than we normally would. This is in large part due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable circumstances brought about by the pandemic. This year, we hope to organize a hybrid conference, enabling both in-person and virtual participation for the 2021 meetings. However, we encourage in-person participation for those who feel comfortable doing so. We will update you as we have more information.

Submission Instructions:

  1. Submission should be 2-3 pages, with a BRIEF bibliography, your name, institutional affiliation (if any), and rank. Please do NOT send full papers.

  2. Please send as a Word or PDF file to

  3. File name should include your last name, short title, CRPR 21.

  4. Subject heading of email should read [Your name] CRPR Submission 2021

  5. If your paper is accepted, you will have 30 minutes for presentation. This year's conference will begin Friday morning and go until Saturday evening. Please ensure that you are able to attend the entire conference, until Saturday evening, before submitting abstract.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2021


For questions, please contact us at



Mickaella L. Perina, Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston 

Falguni A. Sheth, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Emory University