Distinguished Guest Lecture, Linda Martín Alcoff

Date: 

04/02/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The Center for Race & Gender presents Spring 2013 Distinguished Guest Lecture:

Decolonizing Feminism in the Age of Intersectionality

Prof. Linda Martín Alcoff
Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
5:30 pm: Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Lecture & Discussion

370 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley

Free and open to the public.  Location is wheelchair accessible.
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Co-sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Studies Program, Gender & Women's Studies, and the Department of Philosophy

Prof. Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her writings have focused on social identity and race, epistemology and politics, sexual violence, Foucault, and Latino issues in philosophy. She has written two books: Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory (Cornell 1996); and she has edited ten, including Feminist Epistemologies co-edited with Elizabeth Potter (Routledge, 1993); Thinking From the Underside of History co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000); Epistemology: The Big Questions (Blackwell, 1998); Identities co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (Blackwell, 2002); Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy (Rowman and Littlefield 2003); The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy co-edited with Eva Feder Kittay (Blackwell 2006); Identity Politics Reconsidered co-edited with Michael Hames-Garcia, Satya Mohanty and Paula Moya (Palgrave, 2006); Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader co-edited with Mariana Ortega (SUNY 2009); Saint Paul among the Philosophers co-edited with Jack Caputo (Indiana, 2009); Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion co-edited with Jack Caputo (Indiana 2011). 

She is currently at work on two new books: a book on sexual violence, and an account of future of white identity. Also forthcoming is another anthology co-edited with Jack Caputo on the politics of love. She is a co-editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. She has held an ACLS Fellowship, a Society for the Humanities at Cornell University Fellowship, and she was named one of Syracuse University's first Meredith Professors for Teaching Excellence. She is President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, and has also served on its Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Program Committee, Committee on the Status of Women, and as Chair of the Committee on Hispanics/Latinos. She also served as Co- Director of SPEP (the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy). She was named the Distinguished Woman in Philosophy for 2005 by the Society for Women in Philosophy, and in 2006 she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine. In September 2011 she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Oslo. Her book Visible Identities, won the Frantz Fanon Award in 2009. She is originally from Panama, but lives today happily in Brooklyn.  More info here: http://www.alcoff.com/