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GWSS Mourns the Passing of Feminist Philosopher María Lugones

July 27, 2020

The GWSS department mourns the recent passing of María Lugones, a feminist philosopher whose scholarship is of great importance in gender, feminist, and decolonial studies.

"Maria Lugones worked in feminist theory, social and political philosophy, and Latin American philosophy. She received the 2020 Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. Dr. Lugones was known for her rigorous contributions to decolonial philosophy/theory, feminist philosophy/theory, Indigenous philosophy/theory, critical gender, race, and sexuality studies, Latin American philosophy, and world systems theory. In 2019, a collection of essays on her work was published entitled Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones." (

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