Guide to the Linda Martín Alcoff papers, 1986-2010


Brown University Library, Special Collections
Box A, John Hay Library
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

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Collection Overview

Title: Linda Martín Alcoff papers
Date range: 1986-2010
Creator: Alcoff, Linda
Extent: 1/2 linear foot
Abstract: The Linda Martín Alcoff papers primarily contain copies of Alcoff’s published articles and books, syllabi from feminist philosophy courses, and versions of her Curriculum Vitae.
Language of materials: English
Repository: Brown University Library, Special Collections
Collection number: Ms.2010.040

Scope & content

The Linda Martín Alcoff papers are comprised of copies of Alcoff’s published articles and books, syllabi from feminist philosophy courses, and versions of her Curriculum Vitae. Journals and books included in this collection are listed in the inventory component of this finding aid.

Arrangement

The Linda Martín Alcoff papers are arranged by topic and by date.

Biographical note

Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and City University of New York Graduate Center. She works primarily in continental philosophy, epistemology, feminist theory, Latino philosophy, and philosophy of race. Alcoff earned her B.A. in philosophy in 1980 and her M.A. in philosophy in 1983, both from Georgia State University. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University in 1987.

Alcoff’s books and anthologies include Feminist Epistemologies co-edited with Elizabeth Potter (Routledge, 1993), Thinking From the Underside of History co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (2000),Epistemology: The Big Questions (1998), Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory of Knowledge(1996), Identities co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (2002),Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy (2003),Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (2006), The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy co-edited with Eva Feder Kittay (2006), and Identity Politics Reconsidered co-edited with Michael Hames-Garcia, Satya Mohanty and Paula Moya (2006). She has written over fifty articles concerning Foucault, sexual violence, the politics of epistemology, gender and race identity, and Latino issues. She is currently at work on two new books: a collection of feminist essays, and an account of political epistemology. Also forthcoming are an anthology co- edited with Mariana Ortega on the topic of race and nationalism, and two anthologies co-edited with Jack Caputo, one on St. Paul and one on feminism, sexuality, and the return of religion.

Alcoff has held an ACLS Fellowship, a Society for the Humanities at Cornell University Fellowship, and she was named one of Syracuse University's first Meredith Professors for Teaching Excellence. She has served on the Executive Committee and the Nominating Committee of the American Philosophical Association, as Chair of the Committee on Hispanics/Latinos for the APA, as Co- Director of SPEP (the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy), and is currently on the APA Eastern Division Program Committee. 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. In 2009, Alcoff’s book, Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self, was selected for the Frantz Fanon Prize.

The biography was taken from Alcoff's website: http://www.alcoff.com/

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: All researchers seeking to publish materials from the collections of the John Hay Library are requested to complete a Notice of Intent to Publish, prior to reproducing, quoting, or otherwise publishing any portion or extract from this collection. Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Linda Martín Alcoff papers, Ms.2010.040, Feminist Theory Archive, Brown University Library.
Contact information: Brown University Library, Special Collections
Box A, John Hay Library
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: Gift of Linda Martín Alcoff in 2010.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Amy Greer on behalf of the Pembroke Center for the Teaching and Research on Women and the Brown University Library.
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Sponsor: Curatorial work and processing provided by the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women on behalf of the Feminist Theory Archive, Brown University Library.

Additional Information

Inventory


Box 1, Folder 1 Published Articles by Alcoff
1987-2009
Box 1, Folder 2 Published Articles by Alcoff
1987-2009
Box 1, Folder 3 Syllabi for Feminist Philosophy
1986-1992
Box 1, Folder 4 CV
2010 Jan
Box 1 Philosophy Today
2009
Box 1 Philosophic Exchange
1998-1999
Box 1 Hypatia - Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Summer 1998
Box 1 BodySpace
1996
Box 1 Singing in the Fire
2003
Box 1 Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self
2006
Box 1 Feminist Interpretations of Michel Foucault
1996
Box 1 Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer
2003