Really great professor, so refreshing to see someone who is dedicated and passionate about what they teach. That's why women will strike this year, Women of America: we're going on strike. She was nice and she is a VERY kind grader. [12], After spending a year as assistant professor of philosophy at Kalamazoo College, Alcoff moved to Syracuse University, where she taught for the next ten years. I HAD NO INTEREST IN FEMINISM ISSUES. [12] She has also edited ten volumes, written scores of peer-reviewed articles, and contributed a large number of book and encyclopedia chapters and entries. Shows her knowledge in her field. Linda Martín Alcoff is a professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the Cuny Graduate Center and the author of Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self. [12] According to Google Scholar, her most widely read article, "The Problem of Speaking for Others" (1991) in Cultural Critique, has been cited nearly 3000 times. Professor Alcoff is a fair grader and a philosopher of considerable caliber. [14] She served on its board of associate editors during the Hypatia transracialism controversy in 2017. [15][16] The journal's management subsequently established a task force to resolve the journal's governance issues; Alcoff became president of the board of directors of Hypatia, Inc., in February 2018. I LOVED IT! Fourth, it is crucial to recognize the possible and real effects of words on the discursive and material context of those represented. Linda Alcoff; Nacemento: 25 de xullo de 1955 Panamá: Nacionalidade: Estados Unidos de América: Alma máter: Universidade Brown: Ocupación: filósofa [ editar datos en Wikidata: Linda Martín Alcoff, nada o 25 de xullo de 1955, no Panamá, é unha filósofa na Universidade da Cidade de Nova York, especialista en epistemoloxía, feminismo, razas e existencialismo. She works primarily in continental philosophy, epistemology, feminist theory, Latino philosophy, and philosophy of race. Linda Martín Alcoff is a Latin-American philosopher and professor of philosophy at Hunter College, City University of New York. In 2009 she became professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. She taught Latin Thought which is philosophy and literature and the class was ok but if you keep up and hand in all your papers you'll likely get an A. Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and City University of New York Graduate Center. In "The Problem of Speaking for Others", Alcoff analyzes problems of representation that accompany the practice of speaking for others, using social epistemological concepts such as social location and social identity. The Graduate Center, The City University of New York Established in 1961, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is devoted primarily to doctoral studies and awards most of CUNY's doctoral degrees. Alcoff specializes in social epistemology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, decolonial theory and continental philosophy, especially the work of Michel Foucault. continental take on philo, race, class and gender conscious. [18] In it, Alcoff suggested that geographic location has significant implications for social identity above and beyond those conveyed by other contributors to identity (although she does not view such implications as deterministic).[18]. Smart as hell and very helpful. We need a feminism for the 99%. 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You pretty much have to not make sense in your paper in order to get a bad grade. Professor Alcoff is an ok professor in terms of lecturing. She's really cool and her class on Foucault is great! [2][3], Alcoff has called for greater inclusion of historically underrepresented groups in philosophy and notes that philosophers from these groups have created new fields of inquiry, including feminist philosophy, critical race theory, Latinx philosophy and LGBTQ philosophy. She's definitely one of my favorites in Hunter. She took a position as professor of philosophy and women's studies at Stony Brook University in 2002. Linda M. Alcoff is a professor in the Philosophy department at Hunter College - see what their students are saying about them or leave a rating yourself. Join Facebook to connect with Linda Alcoff and others you may know. BUT SHE MADE THE CLASS INTERESTING AND FUN. Amazing, I've never felt more thought provoked and have classes affect my life. Clear and knowledgeable, however I will warn her feminist agenda comes through in class. View the profiles of people named Linda Alcoff. Join us so Trump will see our power. She was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 1995 and full professor in 1999. Alcoff has received several honors and awards, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Oslo in September 2011, and the Caribbean Philosophical Association's Frantz Fanon Prize for 2009 for her book Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self. [4][5] From 2012 to 2013 she served as president of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. [13] From 2010 to 2013 Alcoff was joint editor-in-chief, with Ann Cudd, of the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia. [12], Alcoff has long advocated for diversifying the discipline of philosophy. [7][8], Alcoff has written widely on subjects including Foucault, sexual violence, the politics of epistemology, gender and race identity, and Latino issues. All rights reserved. I LOVE HER! Alcoff specializes in social epistemology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, decolonial theory and continental philosophy, especially the work of Michel Foucault. She is highly insightful, witty, and organized. She is intelligent, approachable and respectful of her students. She held visiting positions at Cornell University (1994–1995), Aarhus University (November 1999), Florida Atlantic University (Fall 2000), and Brown University (Spring 2001). [1] She has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self (2006), The Future of Whiteness (2015), and Rape and Resistance (2018). She did her doctoral work at Brown University, completing her dissertation under the direction of Ernest Sosa, Martha Nussbaum, and Richard Schmitt and receiving her PhD in 1987. Professor Alcoff is also punctual in returning the papers and exams. [10] Her father became a professor of history at the Universidad de Panama. [12] She has authored four books: Real Knowing: New Versions of Coherence Theory (1996), Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (2006), The Future of Whiteness (2015), and Rape and Resistance (2018). Linda Martín Alcoff is a professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the Cuny Graduate Center and the author of Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self. [11] When her parents separated, Alcoff moved with her mother and sister to Florida when she was three. Available for everyone, funded by readers, On 8 March, we will go on strike against gender violence – against the men who commit violence and against the system that protects them, The ‘lean-in’ variety of feminism won’t defeat this administration, but a mobilization of the 99% will. To help address these issues, with Paul Taylor and William Wilkerson, she started the "Pluralist's Guide to Philosophy". Linda Martín Alcoff is a Latin-American philosopher and professor of philosophy at Hunter College, City University of New York. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. She suggests "four sets of interrogatory practices" to guide acts of speaking for others across social positions: First, one's own impetus to speak should be interrogated to ensure it is not motivated by a "desire for mastery and domination". On 8 March we will take to the streets. Second, one ought to recognize the significance of location and context, especially the connections between our locations and our words and how transporting words to another social location will shift their meaning. plus, she's an easy grader. [7][8], Alcoff was born in Panama,[9] the younger of two daughters to an Irish mother, Laura, and Panamanian father, Miguel Angel Martín, who met while studying at Florida State University. She was recognized as a Distinguished Woman in Philosophy by the Society for Women in Philosophy in 2005, and she held the Meredith Professorship for Excellence in Teaching at Syracuse University from 1995–1998. JUST DO ALL THE WORK WHICH IS JUST WEEKLY REFLECTIONS ON READINGS AND YOU WILL GET AN A. excellent, excellent, excellent, really. Traxectoria. [17], Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self attempted to offer a unified account of social identity by bridging her previous work in epistemology, metaphysics, and the politics of ethnicity, race, and gender. Her public philosophy writing has been published in The Guardian and The New York Times. [6] In February 2018 she was appointed president of the board of directors of Hypatia, Inc., the non-profit corporation that owns the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia. [9] In 1980 she earned a BA with honors in philosophy from Georgia State University and in 1983 an MA, also in philosophy.