Philosophy of the Americas

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* = Highest Degree is M.A.
** = Highest Degree is B.A.

Asian = [A]
Black = [B]
Person with a Disability = [D]
Indigenous/Native = [I]
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer = [LGBTQ]
Latina/o/Hispanic = [L/H]
Man = [M]
Middle Eastern/North African = [MENA]
Multi-Racial = [MR]
Not a Citizen of an Anglophone Country = [NC]
Other Non-White Self-Identification = [O]
Other gender = [OG]
Other Non-White Race = [OR]
Pacific Islander = [P]
Woman = [W]

Any information appearing after the abbreviations in an entry is further information specified by the philosopher herself or himself.

NamePositionAffiliated InstitutionLocationAreas of SpecializationSpecific Research InterestsSelf-Identification
Colomina-Alminana, JuanAssistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at Austin, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o StudiesAustin, Texas, USALogic and Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the AmericasGrounding, Time, Semantics, Slurs/Pejoratives, History of Analytic Philosophy, Ordinary Language Philosophy[L/H], [M], [NC], Carolingian and Iberian origins, philosopher working in a non-philosophy department
Diaz, KimAdjunctEl Paso Community CollegeEl Paso, Texas, USAAmerican Indian Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyLatin American Philosophy, Chicano/a Philosophy[L/H], [MR], [W], Mexican
Gallegos, FranciscoGraduate Student *Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC, USAContinental Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political Philosophy[M], [L/H], Mexican
Gallegos, SergioAssistant ProfessorMSU DenverDenver, Colorado, USAEpistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of the Americas[L/H], Mexican
Gallegos de Castillo, LoriAssistant ProfessorTexas State UniversitySan Marcos, Texas, USAEthics, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyFeminist Ethics, Latin American Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Emotion[L/H], [W]
Gomez, Manuela AlejandraProfessor*El Paso Community CollegeEl Paso, Texas, USAEthics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism[L/H], [W], Mexican American
Gracia, JorgeSUNY Distinguished ProfessorUniversity at BuffaloBuffalo, New York, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Hermeneutics, History of Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of the Americas[L/H], [M], Caribbean, Cuban
Greene, NathifaAssistant ProfessorGettysburg CollegeGettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy[B], [W], Caribbean
Kaiser Ortiz, JohnAssistant ProfessorMillersville UniversityMillersville, Pennsylvania, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, American Indian Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyHuman Rights, Pacifism, Borderlands/Border Theory[L/H], Mexican
McKenna, ErinProfessorUniversity of OregonEugene, Oregon, USAApplied Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyPhilosophy of Animals[W]
Maldonado-Torres, NelsonAssociate ProfessorRutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, New Jersey, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the AmericasColoniality and Decoloniality[L/H], [M], Caribbean, Puerto Rico
Mendoza, JosefAdjunct Assistant ProfessorBoro Manhattan Community College/CUNYNew York, New York, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Applied Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, Existentialism, Hermeneutics, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyHermeneutics, Existentialism, Antiquity, Modernity, Education, Gender, Environmental Ethics[L/H], Mexican, 1st Gen. College
Millan, ElizabethProfessor of PhilosophyDePaul UniversityChicago, Illinois, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Environmental Philosophy, European Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of the AmericasMeaning of Nature, Latin American Philosophy, Early German Romanticism[L/H]
Montiel, JorgeGraduate StudentMarquette UniversityMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political Philosophy[L/H], [M]
Mora-Moreno, EmanuelGraduate and Professional Student **YaleNew Haven, Connecticut, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Decision, Game, and Rational Choice Theory, Early Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Indigenous Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Medieval and Renaissance, Meta-Ethics, Metaphysics, Middle Eastern Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of the Americas, Practical Reason, Pragmatism, Psychoanalytic Theory, Social and Political PhilosophySpinoza, Philosophy of Language (Semantics, Pragmatics), Seneca, Hume, Wittgenstein, Modality, Modal Logic/Metaphysics/Epistemology, Borges, Scotus, Kant, Rorty/Brandom, Plato/Aristotle/Leibniz/ Hegel[OG], [B], [I], [L/H], [MR], [OR], [D], [LGBTQ], [NC], Transgender, PanPlatonic, African, African-American, Caribbean, South American, Basque
Nelson, Maldonado-TorresAssociate ProfessorRutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, New Jersey, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyDecolonial theorizing[L/H]
Nuccetelli, SusanaProfessorSt. Cloud State UniversitySt. Cloud, Minnesota, USAEthics, Meta-Ethics, Philosophy of the Americas[L/H], South American
Orosco, Jose-AntonioAssociate ProfessorOregon State UniversityCorvallis, Oregon, USACritical Theory, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyImmigration, Peace and Nonviolence, Community Organizing[L/H], [M]
Ortega, MarianaProfessorJohn Carroll UniversityUniversity Heights, Ohio, USAContinental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Aesthetics, Philosophy of the Americas, 19th & 20th Century Philosophy Latina Feminism/Women of Color Feminism, Selfhood, Identity, Aesthetic Representation of Race[W], [L/H], [LGBTQ], Central American
Paccacerqua, CynthiaAssociate Professor of PhilosophyUniversity of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburg, Texas, USAContinental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyKantian Theoretical Philosophy and Anthropology; Feminist Epistemology; Chicana/Latina and Women of Color Philosophy; Coloniality/Decolonial Epistemology[W], [L/H], South American
Pitts, AndreaAssistant ProfessorUniversity of North Carolina, CharlotteCharlotte, North Carolina, United StatesEpistemology, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyCritical Prison Studies and Latin American and U.S. Latinx Philosophy[L/H], [LGBTQ], [MR], [OG], Central American, U.S. Latinx of Central American and Anglo-American descent, Genderqueer/Gender Nonconforming
Purcell, SebastianAssistant ProfessorSUNY at CortlandCortland, New York, USAComparative Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, Hermeneutics, Indigenous Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas, Practical Reason, Social and Political PhilosophyLatin American Philosophy[M], [L/H], [OR], Mexican
Reed-Sandoval, AmyAssistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at El PasoEl Paso, Texas, USAAmerican Indian Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyLatin American Philosophy[W]
Rivera Berruz, StephanieAssistant ProfessorWilliam Paterson UniversityWayne, New Jersey, USAPhilosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyLatina Feminism, Latin American Feminism, Latin American & Caribbean Philosophy[L/H], [LGBTQ], Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Rivera-Castro, FaviolaProfessor (Tenured)Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexico City, D.F., MexicoEthics, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyKantian Ethics, Politics and Religion[W], [L/H], Mexican
Sanchez, Carlos AlbertoProfessorSan Jose State UniversitySan Jose, California, USAContinental Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political Philosophy20th Century Mexican Existentialism[M], [L/H]
Sanchez, Jr., RobertLecturerUniversity of California, RiversideRiverside, California, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, History of Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political Philosophy20th Century Mexican Philosophy, Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard[L/H]
Shrage, LaurieProfessorFlorida International UniversityMiami, Florida, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Child, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political Philosophy[W]
Silva, GrantAssistant ProfessorMarquette UniversityMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Ethics, Indigenous Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the AmericasLatin American Philosophy, Immigration Ethics, Liberation Philosophy[I], [L/H], Mexican
Vargas, ManuelProfessorUniversity of California San DiegoSan Diego, California USAEthics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the AmericasFree Will, Moral Responsibility, History of Mexican Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Metaphilosophy, Implications of Empirical Research on Philosophical Problems[M], [L/H], [MR], Mexican
Vizcaino, RafaelGraduate Student**Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, New Jersey, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political Philosophy[L/H], Mexican
Waithe, Mary EllenProfessorCleveland State UniversityCleveland, Ohio, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, American Indian Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, European Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance, Middle Eastern Philosophy, Philosophy of the AmericasHistory of Women Philosophers, History of Non-Western Philosophy[W]
Waters, J.D., Ph.D., Anne SchulherrEditorState University of New York PressLos Angeles, California, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, American Indian Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Early Modern Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, European Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Hermeneutics, Indigenous Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Meta-Ethics, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyNative American Philosophy[W], [I], [D], [LGBTQ], Seminole
Weed, LauraProfessor of PhilosophyThe College of Saint RoseAlbany, New York, USAAsian Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of the AmericasPhilosophy of Mind, Panpsychism Cognitive Science of Religion[W]
Welch, ShayAssistant ProfessorSpelman CollegeAtlanta, Georgia, USAAmerican Indian Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political PhilosophyNative American Philosophy, Feminist Ethics[W], [I], [MR], Cherokee, White, First Generation College Student