Emma Donn Velez

Assistant Professor, Gender & Women's Studies

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Emma Velez is an Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Her research areas are Latinx Feminisms, Decolonial Feminisms, Continental Philosophy, and Critical Theory. Her current research and book project examine Latinx decolonial feminist contributions to questions of identity, epistemology, and decolonial coalitional politics particularly as they intersect with issues of race, gender, and sexuality.

In 2020, she also co-edited two special issues on the topic of decolonial feminisms with Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy and Critical Philosophy of Race.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ph.D., The Colonial Contract and the Coloniality of Gender, Pennsylvania State University

Award Date: Jun 15 2020

Philosophy, M.A., Suny at Stony Brook

Award Date: May 31 2015

B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Oklahoma City University

Award Date: May 31 2013


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Critical Theory
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Latin American Philosophy
  • Decolonial Theory
  • Decolonial Feminism
  • Feminist Theory


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