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REGISTRATION

This conference requires advance registration. To register, please fill out this google form. Upon registration, you will receive a detailed conference schedule and a zoom link for all the sessions.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

We aim to make the conference as accessible as possible. Real-time captioning will be available in all our sessions. Please contact us about any other accessibility/accommodation needs. You can find more information on Zoom's accessibility features here: https://explore.zoom.us/en/accessibility/

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 
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ROCÍO ZAMBRANA

Emory University

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.

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SOFIA ORTIZ-HINOJOSA

Vassar College

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.

OTHER SPEAKERS

 
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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.

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ALEJANDRO ARANGO

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.

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LUCAS BALLESTÍN

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.

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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.

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ADAM BURGOS

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.

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CYNTHIA MARRERO-RAMOS

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.

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ANNETTE MARTÍN

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.

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CÉSAR VALENZUELA

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.

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GABRIEL VERGARA

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.

SCHEDULE

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?"

 

COMMENTATORS

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

 

SPONSORS

 
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TEMPLE PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT

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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT

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GREATER PHILADELPHIA PHILOSOPHY CONSORTIUM

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MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY

CONTACT

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.