THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
María Cristina Lugones
January 26, 1944 – July 14, 2020
“When I do not see plurality stressed in the very structure of a theory, I know that I will have to do lots of acrobatics— of the contortionist and the walk-on-the-tightrope kind— to have this theory speak to me without allowing the theory to distort me in my complexity.”
Dr. Lugones worked in feminist theory, social and political philosophy, and Latin American philosophy. 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. BA, University of California, 1969. Master’s degree, 1973. PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1978.
Photo. María Lugones delivers the keynote speech during at a Take Back the Night rally at Binghamton University, 1999. Photographer, Karen Vibert-Kennedy.
More About María:
- “Thought and practice: María Lugones leaves a global legacy,” by Jennifer Micale, August 7, 2020
- In memory of María Cristina Lugones, including selected writings, Cambridge University Press
- María Lugones’ lecture entitled “Decolonial Feminism,” given at the Decolonial Summer School Middelburg, 2012.
- Select works by María Lugones
- Collection of essays published in 2019, Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones
- Wikipedia page