Conversation with Mariana Ortega: In Memoriam María Lugones

22 NOVEMBER 2020


After the sad passing of pioneering Argentine philosopher María Lugones, PWD speaks to Mariana Ortega about her life, her work, and her legacy. In this wide-ranging interview, Ortega speaks about rethinking the self, complex communication, Lugones' importance for feminist and decolonial thought, the power of art, the challenge of building coalitions today, and shares some personal reflections.

                ariana Ortega is associate professor of Philosophy and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on Women of colour, Feminisms (in particular Latina feminisms), 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology (Heidegger), Philosophy of Race, and Aesthetics. She is the author of In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity and the Self (SUNY, 2016). 


Ashleigh Morales is a second-year PhD student at the University of Memphis. She works on Latin/x Feminisms and Phenomenology, and is specifically interested in questions related to resistance and subjectivity.



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It will not be a world democracy, since it must be the people themselves who create themselves and arrange themselves. Rather, we affirm a democratic essence of the world: peopled by all the living and by all the conversing, wholly configured by their existence and by their words.