Xenophobia and Racism Conference


The University of San Francisco's Philosophy Department is pleased to announce a series of events and a conference featuring the visiting scholar Linda Martín Alcoff (Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center).

Professor Alcoff will be presenting at a department colloquium (2/21), meeting with the philosophy club (2/22), and presenting a keynote presentation at a conference on Xenophobia & Racism (2/24-25). Information about each event can be found on this site.

For more information, please contact Prof. Ronald R. Sundstrom at

These event are sponsored by generosity of the Mortimer Fleishhacker Fund for Philosophy at USF.

Linda Martín AlcoffLinda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her writings have focused on social identity, epistemology and politics, sexual violence, Foucault, Dussel, and Latino issues in philosophy. She has written two books: Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), Real Knowing (Cornell 1996); and she has edited nine, including Thinking From the Underside of History co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy (Rowman and Littlefield 2003), Feminist Epistemologies co-edited with Elizabeth Potter (Routledge 1993), Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, co-edited with Eva Feder Kittay (2006), Identity Politics Reconsidered co-edited with Michael Hames-Garcia, Satya Mohanty and Paula Moya (Palgrave, 2006); and Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader co-edited with Mariana Ortega (SUNY 2009). She is originally from Panama, but lives today happily in Brooklyn.

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