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PIKSI Call for Graduate Assistant Applications 2011


The sixth annual meeting of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute
(PIKSI) will take place from July 31 – August 6, 2011, at the Rock Ethics
Institute on the campus of Penn State University in State College, PA. At
least two graduate students will assist Ladelle McWhorter, who will direct
the Institute. In addition, one graduate assistant will come from the Penn
State philosophy department. We expect that, as was the case in previous
summers, the home institution of the other graduate assistants will fund
their positions. (The philosophy departments of the University of Memphis,
Binghamton University, Villanova University, Michigan State University,
University of Colorado at Boulder, Stony Brook University, Dalhousie,
American University, and DePaul University generously supported PIKSI
graduate assistants in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.)

We invite those of you teaching in graduate programs to nominate graduate
student assistants for PIKSI. The applications will be screened according to
the graduate student’s accomplishments as a researcher, a teacher, and
mentor; the relevance of her or his research to the topics of the institute;
and the home institution’s willingness to fund the student (approximately
$2000, including travel, housing, and stipend).

Applications should include a cover letter from the graduate student in
which they discuss why they would like to be a graduate assistant for PIKSI,
the graduate student’s CV, a letter of support from a faculty member, and
documentation of institutional support, if available. Please email complete
applications to Ladelle McWhorter, Philosophy Department, University of
Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173, by March 7, 2011. If you
have any further questions please contact Eva Feder Kittay, PIKSI Board
Chair, at <> or Ladelle
McWhorter, Director of PIKSI Summer 2011, at

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