Linda Martin Alcoff

Linda Martin Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Professor Alcoff’s most recent book, The Future of Whiteness (Polity 2015), has been called “a compellingly hopeful if sober analysis, offering renewed possibility for a much more modest conception of whiteness, one incorporating a commitment to racial justice.” She has written three other books, including Women’s Choices, Women’s Realities (Oxford, 2015), co-authored with the Hunter College Women’s and Gender Studies Collective; and Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self (Oxford, 2006), winner of the Frantz Fanon Award in 2009. She has co-edited ten volumes, including Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion (Indiana 2011); Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader (SUNY 2009); and Identity Politics Reconsidered (Palgrave, 2006). She has also published over 80 articles and book chapters, and served as a co-editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

Professor Alcoff has served as President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, and Co-Director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. 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. She is currently at work on a new book on sexual violence, and another on decolonizing epistemology.

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