About Us

The first Diverse Lineages of Existentialism (DLE) conference took place in June 2014 in St. Louis. Margaret (Peg) Simons from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville was the main organizer of the event. It was an incredibly exciting conference and several continental, feminist, and critical race philosophical societies participated in it including: the Caribbean Philosophical Association, the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, the Merleau-Ponty Circle, the Simone de Beauvoir Society, philoSOPHIA: Society for Continental Feminism, and the Roundtable on Latina Feminism.

DLE II has built upon the success of this earlier conference by extending invitations not only to this original group but also to a number of other societies. There are currently 19 philosophical organizations participating in DLE II.

DLE II Organizing Committee:


A Very Special Thank You to our Sponsors!

George Washington University

American University

George Mason University

The Ambassade de France/Embassy of France

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy