Philosophy across the Americas: Thinking La Frontera

November 2, 2017 - November 4, 2017
South Texas College and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

Keynote speakers:

Jose Jorge Mendoza
UMass Lowell
Mariana Ortega
John Carroll University
Gregory Pappas
Texas A&M University

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We invite papers that engage or traverse South, Central, and North American philosophies, including Indigenous philosophies. Possible topics include: • Borderlands Identities • Borders and Border Walls • Immigration • Cultural and/or Epistemic Pluralism • Social Justice, Including Linguistic Justice • Feminist Women of Color/Chicanx/ Latinx/Latin American Thought • North-South Philosophical Currents and Influences • Borderlands Spirituality • Politics, Law, Power • Trans-American Philosophy • Race, Gender, Class • Liberation and/or Decolonial Philosophy • Pragmatism Guidelines for Submission: 1.Individual abstracts should be 500-750 words. Panel abstracts should be 1000 words, and should include descriptions of each member’s contributions. Abstracts should be suitable for anonymous review. In a separate document, please include your name, affiliation, contact information, and presentation title.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 15th 2017.  Submit proposals to Write “Submission” in the subject line. Notifications: September 15, 2017. If an earlier notification is needed for funding purposes, please say so in your submission email. Questions? Contact Dr. Aaron Wilson at

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November 2, 2017, 11:45pm CST

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