Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Office: LT 1509
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and of Women's Studies: Ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of race and gender.
Areas of Specialization
Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Race and Gender, Latin American Philosophy, Theories of Resistance, Subaltern Studies, Popular Education, U.S. Latino Politics.
Other Areas of Teaching Competence
Philosophy of Law (Critical race Theory, Lat Crit), Ancient Philosophy, Logic, U.S. Latino Studies, Chicana Literature.
Ph.D., Department of Philosophy. Minor in Political Science. University of Wisconsin, Madison 1978. Dissertation: Morality and Personal Relations
M.A., Department of Philosophy. University of Wisconsin, Madison 1973
B.A., Department of Philosophy. University of California, Los Angeles. Graduated magna cum laude. 1969
Society for Women in Philosophy, Midwest Division.
American Philosophical Association.
AAMEF, Asociación Argentina de Mujeres en Filosofía. Founding member.
Escuela Popular Norteña; a folk-school dedicated to the creation and promotion of movement among raza in the USA, Founding member and teacher (Ad honorem).
"Problems of translation in Postcolonial Thinking." Anthropology News. April 2003. With Joshua Price.
"The Inseparability of race, class, and gender." Latino Studies Journal. Vol. I #1, Fall 2003. With Joshua Price.
"Strategies of the Chicana Lesbian" edited by Ma. Louise Keating (forthcoming).
Peregrinajes/Pilgrimages: Theorizing Coalition Against Multiple Oppressions. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Press, 2003.
"Impure Communities" in Diversity and Community: An Interdisciplinary Reader, edited by Philip Anderson. 2002. Oxford: Blackwell.
"On Maria Pia Lara's Moral Structures," Hypatia, Fall 2000.
"Wicked Cab: on the Authority of Improper Words" In Essays in Honor of Mary Daly. Edited by Marilyn Frye and Sarah Lucia Hoagland. Routledge, 2000.
"Tenuous Connections in Impure Communities" Journal of Environmental Ethics, 1999.
"The Discontinuous Passing of the Cachapera/Tortillera from the barrio to the bar to the Movement." In Daring To Be Good: Feminist Essays in Ethico-Politics. Edited by Ami Bar-On and Aim Ferguson. New York: Routledge, 1998.
"Motion, Stasis, and Resistance to Interlocked Oppressions." In Making Worlds: Gender, Metaphor, Materiality. Edited by Susan Hardy Aiken, et.al. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. 1998.
"Enticements and Dangers of Community for a Radical Politics." In Blackwell Companion to Feminist Philosophy. Edited by Iris Young and Alison Jaggar. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
"Hard to Handle Anger." In Overcoming Racism and Sexism. Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.