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Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and Visitng Research Professor at Australian Catholic University. She was President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, for 2012-2013, and has also served on its Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Program Committee, Committee on the Status of Women, and as Chair of the Committee on Hispanics/Latinos. She also served as Co- Director of SPEP (the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy) from 1997-1999. 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. In September 2011 she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Oslo. Her book Visible Identities, won the Frantz Fanon Award in 2009. For the past five years she has taught a course on Decolonizing Knowledge and Power for the Center for the Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues in Spain and more recently in South Africa. Martín Alcoff has degrees from Georgia State University and Brown University, and has held positions at Syracuse University, SUNY Stony Brook and Kalamazoo College, and visiting appointments at Cornell, Brown, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Aarhus. Her writings have focused on social identity and race, epistemology and politics, sexual violence, Foucault, Dussel, and Latino issues in philosophy. She has written three books: The Future of Whiteness (Polity 2015) Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory (Cornell 1996); and co-authored a fourth, Women's Choices, Women's Realities, an introductory textbook in Women's and Gender Studies. She has also edited or co-edited ten more books, including Feminist Epistemologies co-edited with Elizabeth Potter (Routledge, 1993); Thinking From the Underside of History co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000); Epistemology: The Big Questions (Blackwell, 1998); Identities co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (Blackwell, 2002); Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy (Rowman and Littlefield 2003); The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy co-edited with Eva Feder Kittay (Blackwell 2006); Identity Politics Reconsidered co-edited with Michael Hames-Garcia, Satya Mohanty and Paula Moya (Palgrave, 2006); Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader co-edited with Mariana Ortega (SUNY 2009); Saint Paul among the Philosophers co-edited with Jack Caputo (Indiana, 2009); Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion co-edited with Jack Caputo (Indiana 2011).  She has also published over 80 journal artciles and book chapters. She is currently at work on a new book on sexual violence, and another on decolonizing epistemology. She has served as a co-editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, has held an ACLS Fellowship, a Society for the Humanities at Cornell University Fellowship, and she was named one of Syracuse University's first Meredith Professors for Teaching Excellence.  She is originally from Panama, but lives today happily in Brooklyn.

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