Dr. Mariana Ortega, from John Carroll’s Philosophy department, will be the key note speaker at Illinois State University’s 22nd annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium this year. Dr. Ortega’s keynote address on April 14th will be “Bodies of Color, Bodies of Sorrow, and Resistant Melancholia.” Ortega studies questions of self and sociality, identity, and visual representations of race. Her most recent book is In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, and the Self (2016).

JCU students have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Ortega in classes such as PL-385 Philosophy of the Body, which is being offered this fall, and counts toward a Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor.

To read more about the symposium, click HERE

Posted on April 4, 2017