The focus of the workshop is the writings of Sylvia Wynter (b. 1928). Wynter’s research actively incorporates elements of Caribbean, Latin American, and Spanish history and literature. Although she does not identify as a philosopher, Wynter offers an important challenge to Eurocentric and Anglo-American liberal feminist framings of philosophy. For this reason, Wynter is quickly becoming a prominent theorist within decolonial studies and critical philosophy of race. It is thus the hope of this workshop to collectively examine her work at a time in the United States when further critical engagement with the global dynamics of race, humanism, and gender is so crucial.
This workshop will take place Friday July 8th until Sunday July 10th, 2016.
The workshop will take place in Charlotte, NC. The Department of Philosophy and the Center for Ethics and Applied Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has generously offered their space for this workshop.