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Linda Martín Alcoff, PhD

    Professor of Philosophy at The Graduate Center, CUNY

2016 Roundtable on Latina Feminism
“Decolonizing Pedagogy: Enrique Dussel’s Anti-Emile”

Martín Alcoff explores Dussel’s writings spanning the last 45 years on the topic of pedagogy in colonized societies. She will give a brief overview of the decolonial turn in theory today, Dussel’s approach to this, and his development of an ‘anti-pedagogy.” She argues that his approach avoids a conservative anti-colonialism, in which the project is understood to be conserving existent cultures, and instead offers a radical anti-colonialism, or a project of forming a radical exteriority.


Professor Martín Alcoff’s latest book: The Future of Whiteness.


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 edited 10 books, including Feminist Epistemologies co-edited with Elizabeth Potter (Routledge, 1993) and The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy co-edited with Eva Feder Kittay (Blackwell 2006). She is also the author of two books: Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), and Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory (Cornell 1996) She is currently at work on two new books: a book on sexual violence, and an account of political epistemology. She is Vice-President elect of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. 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. Her book Visible Identities, won the Frantz Fanon Award in 2009.

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