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José Medina, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

José Medina, Walter Dill Scott Professor, Northwestern University


Uptown Campus
Rogers Chapel
Seminar Room

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Faculty Seminars

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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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.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.