Latina Feminist Philosophy
Mariana Ortega and Andrea Pitts with Cynthia Paccacerqua
While thinkers like Gloria Anzaldúa and Maria Lugones are finally emerging as important figures within certain fields of philosophy, in many ways they and other Latina feminist thinkers remain rather liminal figures in the philosophical world, seemingly more at home in fields like cultural theory, literary theory, and queer theory. However, thinkers like Anzaldúa and Lugones have explored diverse political, epistemological, ethical, historiographical, and aesthetic themes in their writings, as a result of which philosophy is beginning to take notice.
Join Latina feminist scholars Mariana Ortega, Andrea Pitts, and Cynthia Paccacerqua to find out more about the remarkable thinkers and ideas that have emerged within this tradition.
Mariana Ortega is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University. Her main areas of research and interest are Women of Color Feminisms, in particular Latina Feminisms, 20th Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology (Heidegger), Philosophy of Race, and Aesthetics. She is author of In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, and the Self (2016) and is the founder and director of the Latina/x Feminisms Roundtable, a forum dedicated to discussions of Latina/x and Latin American feminisms.
Andrea Pitts is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Their research interests include Latin American and U.S. Latinx philosophy, critical philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, disability studies, and critical prison studies. Their book, Nos/Otras: Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Multiplicitous Agency, and Resistance, was published in 2021.
Cynthia Paccacerqua is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Faculty in Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande valley. She specializes in social, political, and cultural philosophy within the traditions of Western, Latina-o, and Latin American/Decolonial Philosophy. She is currently working on the critical philosophy of Gloria Anzaldúa, grounded in the history of deep South and South Texas.
Academic Homepage: https://www.utrgv.edu/philosophy/faculty/index.htm