Mariana Ortega – keynote at BSP Online Conference: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’

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Associate Professor Mariana Ortega is one of our keynote speakers at this year’s online British Society for Phenomenology annual conference.

Mariana Ortega teaches in the Department of Philosophy; Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities; and Latina/o Studies at Penn State. Her research interests are Women of Color Feminisms, in particular Latina/x Feminisms, Phenomenology (Heidegger), Critical Philosophy of Race, and Aesthetics. Her work focuses on questions of self, identity, and visual representations of race, gender, and sexuality. Recent books include In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, and the Self (2016), and Theories of the Flesh, Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation and Resistance (edited with Andrea Pitts and José Medina, 2020). She is also the founder and director of the Latina/x Feminisms Roundtable.

“My current project is at the nexus of aesthetics, critical philosophy of race, and the epistemology of ignorance.  It examines the role of photography in practices of othering, memorialization, self-transformation, and representations of Latinidad.

On another note, I am also obsessed with automatic watches and wish I could take them apart and then put them together – and that they would still work!”

We can’t wait to see Mariana’s Zoom presentation, entitled ‘To Have a Mouth – Perception, Autoarte, and Resistance’, at the conference. BSP AC2020 is co-organised with the University of Exeter, and co-sponsored by Egenis and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. Find out more at the BSP2020AC website.

Check out the posts on our other keynote speakers – Sophie Loidolt and Dan Zahavi.