Linda Martín Alcoff

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  • PhD, Brown University


Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Hunter College

Research Interests

  • Feminism
  • Decolonial theory
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Social Epistemology
  • 19th and 20th century continental philosophy
  • Foucault

Courses Recently Taught

  • Philosophy of Race
  • Foucault, Biopower, and the Security State
  • Gender and Embodiment
  • New Feminist Epistemologies and Metaphysics
  • Continental Epistemologies

Representative Publications

  • Rape and Resistance: Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Violation Polity Press, 2018.

  • “Critical Theory’s Colonial Unconscious” Berlin Journal of Critical Theory Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2018, 151-166.

  • “Vallega, Dussel, and Radical Exteriority” Inter-American Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 8 (2): Fall 2017.

  • “Philosophy and Philosophical Practice: Eurocentrism as an Epistemology of Ignorance,” Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice ed. Gaile Pohlhaus, Jose Medina, and Ian Kidd. New York: Routledge. 2017. PP. 397-408.

  • “Decolonizing Feminist Philosophy” In Decolonizing Feminism: Transnational Feminism & Globalization ed. Margaret McLaren. Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017. Pp. 21-36.

  • The Future of Whiteness. Polity Press 2015.

  • “Philosophy, the Conquest, and the Meaning of Modernity” Human Architecture, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2013, special issue guest edited by George Ciccariello-Maher and Rámon Grosfoguel.​

  • "An Epistemology for the Next Revolution," in Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Productions of the Luso-Hispanic World, Guest Editor: Nelson Maldonado-Torres. Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2011. 67-78.

  • Real Knowing: New Versions of Coherence Epistemology (Cornell University Press, 2008 and 1996).

  • Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self (Oxford University Press, 2006).

  • Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, co-editor, (Blackwell, 2006).

  • Identity Politics Reconsidered, co-editor, (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2006).

  • Identities: A Reader, co-editor, Blackwell, 2003).

  • Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy, editor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

  • Thinking from the Underside of History: Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation, co-editor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

  • Epistemology, editor, (Blackwell, 1998).

  • Feminist Epistemologies, co-editor, (Routledge, 1993).

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Affiliated Campus(es)

  • Hunter College