WOOSTER, Ohio – Linda Martín Alcoff, professor of philosophy at Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, will present “The Future of Whiteness” at the Ninth Lindner Lecture in Ethics on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at The College of Wooster. The free public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.).
Martín Alcoff has degrees from Georgia State University (B.A and M.A) and Brown University (Ph.D.), and has held positions at Syracuse University, SUNY Stony Brook and Kalamazoo College. Her writings have focused on social identity and race, epistemology and politics, sexual violence, Foucault, Dussel, and Latino issues in philosophy. She has written two books: Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory (Cornell 1996) and is currently at work on two new books: a book on sexual violence, and an account of the future of white identity.
She served as President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, in 2012-2013, and has also served on its Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Program Committee, Committee on the Status of Women, and as Chair of the Committee on Hispanics/Latinos. She also served as Co- Director of SPEP (the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy). She was named the Distinguished Woman in Philosophy for 2005 by the Society for Women in Philosophy, and in 2006 she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine.
The Lindner Lecture in Ethics is supported by The Lindner Endowment, which was established in 2007 through a generous gift from Carl H. Lindner to support the department of philosophy in the teaching of ethics. Additional information about the lecture is available by phone (330-263-2380) or e-mail.