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cintia-velasco.jpgCintia Martinez Velasco

cintia.velasco@northwestern.edu

Cintia Martinez Velasco holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where she also holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Philosophy. She has been a board member of the International Association of Women Philosophers since 2018 and a professor at UNAM in the Philosophy department since 2012. The main topics of her research have been Feminist philosophy and Decolonial philosophy, especially Third-wave feminism, Latin American philosophy and Metaphysics of sex and gender.

The Philosopher of Liberation, Enrique Dussel, has accompanied her training since the beginning. Ms. Martinez has been a guest student at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and the City University of New York (CUNY). Also, in 2012 she was a visiting scholar in the graduate program of Latin American Philosophy at Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino (Bogotá), where she became a member of the Bartolome de las Casas group, in charge of the philosopher Santiago Castro-Gomez. In 2019 she collaborated with the Critical Theory in the Global South initiative at Northwestern University on the subproject: Critical Epistemology, Knowing through Gender and the Decolonial as a pre-doctoral fellow. She coordinates the seminar Violence in America: Philosophical Approaches to Intersectionality, UNAM.

She has participated in and organized national and international conferences regarding Feminist Philosophy. The latest and most important have been: Workshop on Gender, Ethics, and Politics (2017) and The International Congress of Feminism and Marxism: Neoliberalism and Work (2018-2019). Some of her publications include: “Diálogos entre Judith Butler y Nancy Fraser: capitalismo, heteronormatividad y nuevos movimientos sociales”,“De la búsqueda de un feminismo trasnacional a la interseccionalidad de lo local, lecturas no autocomplacientes en el feminismo contemporáneo”, “#MiPrimerAcoso, la agencia de las palabras y lo inefable de sus efectos”.

Cintia will work with the Critical Theory in the Global South initiative once again as its 2019-20 Postdoctoral fellow. 

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