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Raphaelle Dupont wins Diversity in Philosophy Video Competition

Franz Fanon video

The winner of this year’s Diversity in Philosophy Video Competition is Raphaelle Dupont, with a video on Frantz Fanon’s philosophy.

Raphaelle is a fourth year Physics and Philosophy student. Sophia Chan (first year student, PPE) was named runner up, with a video on Mohism.

The competition, which was open to all philosophy students, invited students to produce a short video about a philosopher who is a member of a group that is underrepresented in philosophy. The goals of the competition were to help increase the visibility of a more diverse group of philosophers, both within and beyond the department; to engage students with ongoing work on decolonising and diversifying Philosophy at King’s; and to develop transferable communication and digital skills.

Lucy McDonald, one of the competition judges and the Philosophy department diversity and inclusion lead, comments:

It was a real joy judging this competition. Every single entry was well-researched and thoughtfully presented, and it was great to see the students engaging with such a wide variety of philosophers, from Fanon, Ramirez and Huineng, to Mozi and Said. The winning video on Fanon, and the runner up video on Mozi, both did an excellent job of clearly explaining key philosophical ideas, and demonstrated some excellent video design skills, too.– Lucy McDonald