September 13, 2019 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Event Type: Faculty Seminars
Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs
José Medina is the Walter Dill Scott Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. Professor Medina’s primary research interests include critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, political philosophy, communication theory and social epistemology, and his current projects focus on how social perception and the social imagination contribute to the formation of vulnerabilities to different kinds of violence and oppression. His book The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations (Oxford University Press, 2012) received the 2012 North-American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award. His three other monographs include Speaking from Elsewhere: A New Contextualist Perspective on Meaning, Identity, and Discursive Agency (SUNY Press, 2006), and he has edited five collections of essays, including The Handbook of Epistemic Injustice (Routledge, 2017). Professor Medina’s articles have been featured in many philosophy journals and edited volumes, including Philosophical Studies, Metaphilosophy, The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Studies, and Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race. Professor Medina received his PhD from Northwestern University in 1998.