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Emma Velez

Assistant Professor


Emma Velez  is currently an Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and affiliate faculty in Latina/Latino Studies and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.



Research Interests




Philosophy and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Assistant Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Assistant Professor, Latina/Latino Studies
Assistant Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Recent Publications

Gallegos, L., & Velez, E. (2024). SELF-CREATION IN CHICANA FEMINISM. In The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Existentialism (pp. 129-142). Taylor and Francis.

Tuana, N., & Velez, E. D. (Eds.) (2020). Toward Decolonial Feminisms. Critical Philosophy of Race, 8(8-1).

Velez, E., & Tuana, N. (2020). Editors' introduction tango dancing with maría lugones: Toward decolonial feminisms. Critical Philosophy of Race, 8(1-2), 1-24.–2.0001

Velez, E. D. (2020). Toward a “Care-ful Geopolitics” of La Frontera in the Era of Trump. Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 34(3), 339-352.

Velez, E. D., & Tuana, N. (2020). Toward Decolonial Feminisms: Tracing the Lineages of Decolonial Thinking through Latin American/Latinx Feminist Philosophy. Hypatia, 35(3), 366-372.

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