“A Heideggerian Critique of the Women of Color Movement and the Latina Search for Identity” by Marty Pilon was selected for inclusion in the program of the Latin Feminism Roundtable at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, May 5-6. Pilon’s paper analyzes the philosophical implications that arise in the Latina diasporic experience of “internal multiplicity,” in which the self is experienced as a complex interplay and tension between incommensurable normative identities. The paper offers a Heideggerian approach to rethinking the problem of internal multiplicity that is perhaps more in tune with the Latina feminist experience, describes Pilon.
This year’s keynote speaker at the program is Aída Hurtado, a professor of psychology and the Luis Leal Endowed Chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The program also includes a panel on “Resistance in the Face of Hate,” and on Mariana Ortega’s In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, and the Self.
“The Philosophy Department is genuinely proud of Marty’s academic progress and achievements. She worked very hard to revise the paper she wrote for my course in Latin American Philosophy, and the fact that her work has been accepted by the roundtable speaks volumes of her intellectual maturity and philosophic abilities,” says Megan Altman, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy.
For more information, visit the conference website at: https://www.latinafeminism.com.