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CFP: “Toward Decolonial Feminisms: Tracing the Lineages of Decolonial Thinking through Latin American/Latinx Feminist Philosophy”, Special Issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

Hypatia Cover 2018Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy seeks papers for a special issue (35: 3, Summer 2020) on decolonial feminisms, guest edited by Nancy Tuana and Emma Velez. There has been a great deal of work, from an array of diverse contexts and traditions, on the articulation of the “decolonial turn” in philosophy. Of particular importance to the articulation of decolonial theory has been the work from theorists emerging out of the Latin American and Latinx context. Engaged with, but seeking to differentiate their theory from the anticolonial work of postcolonial theory, decolonial philosophers have emphasized the importance of the still lingering structures of colonialism in power, ontology, and, the imposed logics of race and gender. This work has been at times influenced by, as well as developed in parallel to, decolonial philosophy from Africana and Caribbean philosophy as well as from indigenous philosophy. However, much more work is required to further the articulation of decolonial feminisms as an emergent methodological orientation to anticolonial theory and to trace both the specific contributions of Latin American and Latinx philosophy to the development of decolonial philosophy, as well as the intersecting lineages with other approaches to decolonial and/or post-colonial philosophy.

We welcome feminist scholarship on decolonial philosophy that traces lineages informed by Latin American/Latinx feminist philosophy. We encourage investigations of lines of influence, as well as points of convergence and divergence between Latin American/Latinx feminist decolonial thought and decolonial philosophical investigations from Africana and Caribbean philosophy as well as indigenous philosophy.

We invite submissions that take up feminist philosophy in relation to Latin American/Latinx approaches to decolonial philosophy. We welcome feminist approaches that compare Latin American/Latinx decolonial philosophical approaches to those emerging from Africana and Caribbean philosophy, as well as from indigenous philosophy. We are also interested in approaches that trace intersections as well as discontinuities between decolonial and postcolonial feminisms. We welcome papers that focus on specific decolonial philosophers or compare within or across decolonial traditions. We are also interested in papers that offer theoretical and/or practical feminist decolonial investigations of gender, race, rationality, sexuality, and modernity.

Topics to consider may include, but are not limited to:

  • Latinx and feminist engagements with decolonial philosophy
  • Decolonial engagements with feminist philosophy
  • Women, gender, and sexuality in Non-Western contexts
  • Challenges to Western conceptions of the categories of woman, gender, and sexuality
  • Feminist decolonial praxis
  • Genealogies of decolonial thinking in Latin American/Latinx feminist philosophy
  • Latin American/Latinx lineages in decolonial philosophy
  • Intersectionality and decolonial philosophy
  • Discontinuities between decolonial philosophy and feminist philosophy
  • Decolonial conceptions of feminist pedagogy
  • Intersecting lineages

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018

Papers should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of notes and bibliography, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words. In addition to articles, we invite submissions for our Musings section. These should not exceed 3,000 words, including footnotes and references. All submissions will be subject to external review. For details please see Hypatia’s submission guidelines.

Please submit your paper to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hypa. When you submit, make sure to select “Toward Decolonial Feminisms” as your manuscript type and also send an email to the guest editor(s) indicating the title of the paper you have submitted: Nancy Tuana, ntuana@psu.edu and Emma Velez, eqv5073@psu.edu.

The Penn State Rock Ethics Institute is sponsoring a conference on the theme “Toward Decolonial Feminisms: A Conference Inspired by the Work of María Lugones,” May 11-12, 2018. For more information on the conference, please visit: http://sites.psu.edu/lugonesconference/

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