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Linda M. Alcoff

Professor of Philosophy
Room: 1419 Hunter West
Phone: (212) 772-5081 or ext. 1-5081
Office Hours: By appointment

Ph.D: Brown University 1987

Areas of Specialization & Competence: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy; Foucault; Epistemology; Feminist Epistemology; Feminist Theory; Critical Race Theory, Decolonial Philosophy


Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, C.U.N.Y. She is a past President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Recent books include Rape and Resistance: Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Violation (Polity 2018); The Future of Whiteness (Polity 2015); Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), which won the Frantz Fanon Award for 2009; Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory (Cornell 1996). She has also edited or co-edited 11 books, including The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race, (2018) with Paul Taylor and Luvell Anderson; Feminist Epistemologies co-edited with Elizabeth Potter (Routledge, 1993); Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy (Rowman and Littlefield 2003); Thinking From the Underside of History co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000); Identity Politics Reconsidered co-edited with Michael Hames-Garcia, Satya Mohanty and Paula Moya (Palgrave, 2006); and Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader co-edited with Mariana Ortega (SUNY 2009). And she has published over 100 articles. Besides CUNY she has taught at Syracuse University and has had visiting appointments at Brown, Cornell, Australian Catholic University, Aarhus University, and Florida Atlantic University, and she also taught for the Decolonial Institute in Spain and in South Africa. She has written for the New York Times, Aeon, the NY Indypendent, and other publications. In 2021, she was listed as the third most influential philosopher by Academic Influence. She is originally from Panama but lives today happily in Brooklyn. For more info go to