Toward Decolonial Feminisms: A Conference Inspired by the Work of María Lugones

May 11, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Department of Philosophy , Pennsylvania State University

200 W Park Ave
State College 16803
United States

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  • The Rock Ethics Institute

Main speakers:

Linda Martin Alcoff
CUNY Graduate Center
Pedro DiPietro
Syracuse University
Michael Hames Garcia
University of Oregon
Kathryn Gines
Pennsylvania State University
Sarah Hoagland
Northern Illinois University
María Lugones
SUNY Binghamton
Nelson Maldonado-Torres
Jose Medina
Vanderbilt University
Eduardo Mendieta
Pennsylvania State University
Mariana Ortega
Pennsylvania State University
Omar Rivera
Southwestern University
Shireen Roshanravan
Kansas State University
Ofelia Schutte
University of South Florida
Alejandro Vallega
University of Oregon


Nancy Tuana
Pennsylvania State University
Emma Velez
Pennsylvania State University

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This conference is an invitation to think with the work of philosopher, activist, and popular educator, María Lugones.  Lugones’s work has been instrumental in calling attention to multiple worlds of sense, to the importance of coalitional emancipatory engagements, and to practice-based theorizing.  Through her analysis of what she labels “the coloniality of gender” she has underscored the importance of the mutual engagement of feminist and decolonial theorizing in order to understand systems of oppression as complex interactions of economic, racializing, and gendering systems.

Speakers include: Linda Martín Alcoff, Michael Hames Garcia, Kathryn Gines, Sarah Hoagland, María Lugones, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, José Medina, Eduardo Mendieta, Mariana Ortega, Pedro di Pietro, Omar Rivera, Shireen Roshanravan, Alejandro Vallega

We welcome diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary engagements with the work of María Lugones and are particularly interested in catalyzing dialogues between work in feminist theory and in decolonial theory. We encourage you to submit a paper for the conference. The deadline for the call for papers is November 15, 2017. 

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