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Philosophy Student Groups

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The Philosophy GeMs (Gender Minorities in Philosophy) is a student-run club at Swarthmore. Our goal is to provide a welcoming space for people of underrepresented gender identities in philosophy by building community and providing opportunities for networking and further discussion to members of the club. We meet every week for casual discussions about philosophy and philosophy-related things, and host social events throughout the semester. Anyone interested in philosophy who identifies as a gender minority is welcome; you do not have to be a philosophy major or enrolled in a philosophy class to join.  Professor Sabenn Ahmed is an advisor to the group.
If you would like to contact us directly, please contact Megan Wu (mwu3).

If you are interested, add yourself to our mailing list here:
Our weekly meetings for Fall 2022 will take place from 5:00- 6:00pm on Thursdays in Kohlberg 328. 


- Weekly meeting
- Currently we are reading Dialectic of Enlightenment by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer.
- Required: Commitment to participate every week 
- Highly recommended but not required: Reading proficiency in German / A general knowledge of 19C German philosophy 
- If you are interested, please email Klint Shim (kshim1