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Rocío Zambrana’s work examines critiques of capitalism and coloniality in various philosophical traditions, especially Marxism, Decolonial Thought, and Feminisms of the Américas (Latinx, Latin American, Caribbean). She is author of Colonial Debts: The Case of Puerto Rico (Duke, 2021) and Hegel’s Theory of Intelligibility (Chicago, 2015); co-Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy; series Co-Editor of the forthcoming Constelaciones de filosofía feminista (Herder); and has been columnist for 80grados (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Currently, she is associate professor of philosophy at Emory.
Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa is an assistant professor of philosophy at Vassar College, where she teaches courses on epistemology, philosophy of mind, Latin American philosophy, and ancient philosophy. She is a graduate of the philosophy PhD program at MIT, where she wrote a dissertation called, "What Imagination Teaches," about the epistemic features of imagination and what the relationship of imagination is to other mental processes. Since 2016, she has also been researching the philosophical system of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and in particular, her views on epistemic virtue and the structure of justification, cosmology and ontology, the relationship between the arts and sciences, and creativity.
VICTOR F. ABUNDEZ-GUERRA
PhD student, University of California, Riverside
Victor F. Abundez-Guerra is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Riverside. His doctoral work focuses on developing an account of collective responsibility for oppression.
Lecturer, Gonzaga University
Alejandro Arango works in philosophy of perception, social ontology and epistemology, Latin American and Latinx philosophy, and phenomenology. Some of his current work explores the perceptual basis of the way social identities function and the epistemological features of that mode of functioning.
PhD student, The New School
Lucas Ballestín is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His doctoral work is focused on psychoanalytic ideology critique.
ALIOSHA BARRANCO LOPEZ
Post-Doc, Bowdoin College
Aliosha Barranco Lopez works in traditional epistemology, as well as its intersection with philosophy of technology. Her main research project is on Hinge-epistemology. She argues that hinge-commitments should be understood as arational beliefs.
Assistant Professor, Bucknell University
Adam Burgos works primarily in contestatory social and political philosophy, with a particular focus on the relationship between modes of resistance and legitimacy, and in the politics of identity.
PhD student, Penn State University
Cynthia Marrero-Ramos is a Bunton-Waller Fellow at Pennsylvania State University. She is a fifth-year, PhD Candidate in Philosophy and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Her research is figured at the intersections of Caribbean Philosophy and Latina/x Feminisms, with a focus on the coloniality of space and time. In addition, Cynthia is a graduate assistant for CUSP (Cultivating Undergraduate Students in Philosophy) at Penn State and the assistant editor for The Critical Philosophy of Race Journal.
Post-Doc, University of Illinois Chicago
Annette Martín’s research focuses on theorizing oppression from a critical theoretical perspective. She is particularly interested in how institutional and ideological structures shape and explain diverse experiences of oppression.
PhD student, Stanford University
César Valenzuela is a Ph.D candidate at Stanford University who specializes in political philosophy (especially, democratic theory and egalitarianism), philosophy of race, and philosophy of social science. César is particularly interested in topics like democratic stability and backsliding, and explanations for social inequalities.
PhD student, UMass Amherst
Gabriel Vergara is a Ph.D. student who studies Marxist political theory, democratic theory, and Latin American political theory. He is particularly interested in democratic legitimacy and Latin American Marxism.
FRIDAY / MARCH 25
Victor F. Abundez-Guerra, "The Oppressed Do Not Have a Duty to Resist"
Annette Martín, "Levels of Analysis within Intersectionality: Connecting Micro and Macro"
César Valenzuela, "Grounding Prison Abolition: Racism as a Homeostatic System"
Aliosha Barranco Lopez, "Commitment Normativism: A Novel Normativist Approach to the Nature of Belief"
Rocío Zambrana, "On Coloniality: A View from the Caribbean"
SATURDAY / MARCH 26
Lucas Ballestín, "Ideology as Unconscious Defense"
Gabriel Vergara, "Hugo Chávez, El Pueblo, and Mutually Protagonistic Democracy: Political Theory and the Bolivarian Revolution"
Adam Burgos and Alejandro Arango, "Afro-Latinidad in an Anticolonial Key as Crucial for an Account of Latinidad in The U.S."
Cynthia Marrero-Ramos, "María Lugones and the (De)coloniality of Space"
Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa, "Flower and Song: Did Nahua thought influence Sor Juana?"
Samuel Maia, Graduate Student, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Eric Bayruns García, Assistant Professor, CSU San Bernardino
Bertín Ortega-Polito, PhD student, University of Illinois Chicago
Ariana Peruzzi, PhD student, University of Michigan
Jennifer Yusin, Associate Professor, Drexel
Vincent del Prado, PhD student, University of Cincinnati
Paula Landerreche Cardillo, PhD student, DePaul University
Ezekiel Vergara, Research Associate, Yale University
TEMPLE PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
GREATER PHILADELPHIA PHILOSOPHY CONSORTIUM
MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY
This conference is organized by César Cabezas and Raciel Cuevas. We hope you are able to attend! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.