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Manuel Chavez, Ph.D.


Director of Philosophy Program

History and Anthropology, World Languages and Cultures
Howard Hall 324

Manuel Chavez, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Philosophy (Philosophy, Interpretation, & Culture Program), State University of New York at Binghamton

M.A., Philosophy, State University of New York at Binghamton

B.A., Philosophy and Religion, Truman State University

Research Interests

Philosophy of Race and Gender

Latinx and Latin American Philosophy

Decolonial Theory

Critical Thinking Pedagogy


Scholarly Articles

2019 – “Toward a Decolonial Ethics.” Speaking Face to Face/Hablando Cara a Cara: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones. Ed. Pedro DiPietro, Ed. Jennifer McWeeney, Ed. Shireen Roshanravan. Albany: SUNY Press. 175-196.

2018 – “The Chicanx Movement and Philosophy: Recovering Patrick Carey-Herrera’s Chicanismo: Hypothesis, Thesis, and Argument: Seven Essays Concerning the Essentials of Chicano Thought and Behavior.” Inter-American Journal of Philosophy. 9(2): 58-75.

Presentations/Invited Talks

2020 – Anti-Racist Pedagogy, American Association of Philosophy Teachers, July 22

2019 – Critical Thinking Educators and Administrators Academy

2019 – “Border, Race, and Ethics.” Sixth Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, November 16.

2019 – “What Does It Mean to Decolonize Masculinity?” Unveiling Inequality and Gender-Based Violence: A Global Policy Symposium, June 7.

2018 – “Teaching Political Economy and Philosophy of Liberation in Intro Classes via the Simple Corn Game.” Twenty-Second Biennial American Association of Philosophy Teachers International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy, July 28.

2018 – “The Ethics of Decoloniality.” Toward Decolonial Feminisms Conference, May 13.

2017 –  “Towards an Ethics of Resistance.” Society of Mexican American Philosophy Conference, Texas A&M University, May 20.

Professional Associations

American Philosophical Association

American Association of Philosophy Teachers

American Studies Association

Society for Mexican American Philosophy

Radical Philosophy Association

National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies


2019 – Candidate, Distinguished Teaching Award