María Lugones (1944-2020)

María Lugones, Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Binghamton University, has died.

Professor Lugones worked in feminist theory, social and political philosophy, and Latin American philosophy. The recipient of the 2020 Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association, Dr. Lugones was known for her “groundbreaking 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, an collection of essays on her work was published entitled Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones.

Professor Lugones earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She taught at Carleton College from 1973 to 1993, then moved to Binghamton. During her time there, she taught in the Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture program, the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Department of Comparative Literature. She also held visiting appointments at ACM Chicago, Instituto Tilcara de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, and elsewhere.

You can learn more about her research here.

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