Call for Papers and Panel Presentations

The 4th Latinx Philosophy Conference


APA Society for Mexican American Philosophy (SMAP)

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

May 2-4, 2019

Keynote Speakers

Jacqueline Martinez (Arizona State University)

José Medina (Northwestern University)

Special Marquette Forum Plenary Session

Democracy in Troubled Times: Immigration and Criminalization

The 4th Latinx Philosophy Conference will be partnering with the APA Society for Mexican American Philosophy (SMAP) for one full length conference that directly brings philosophical thinking to bear on problems of concern for Latinx individuals and Latinx communities. As such, the conference will be the first of its kind.

The Latinx Philosophy Conference celebrates philosophical work by Latinx and Latin American philosophers on issues particularly relevant to Latinx and Latin American peoples.  The conference aims to bring together philosophers working on a wide variety of topics, from a wide variety of philosophical and interdisciplinary traditions.

SMAP is dedicated to the support and promotion of Mexican-American philosophy in all its manifestations. It seeks to provide a venue for inquiry into philosophical issues that are of concern for Mexican-Americans and, more broadly, persons of Latin American descent. To this end, the society is particularly interested in social justice issues (e.g. imperialism, colonization, immigration, civil and human rights, race, gender, discrimination, and language) as well as issues pertaining to identity and citizenship in its various forms (e.g. social, political, or cultural). The society further supports historical and contemporary research on Mexican philosophy, including the philosophies of Mexico’s indigenous peoples and current work on indigeneity. Lastly, the society supports scholars who are or wish to become actively engaged in their communities by providing a venue to present civically-engaged scholarship.

Papers and proposals for discussion panels on any area of philosophy, including (but by no means limited to) Epistemology, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Caribbean Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Race and Gender, Philosophy of Science, and Social and Political Philosophy are welcomed.  We are particularly interested in papers and panels that bring philosophical thinking to bear on problems of concern for Latinx individuals and Latinx communities and welcome papers that take up problems inside and outside of the U.S. context.  We invite paper and panel proposals from students and faculty in any discipline. 

Paper submissions should be 4000-5000 words (and should be suitable for a 30-minute presentation).  Paper submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and sent as a PDF file to  In a separate PDF attachment, please include your name, academic affiliation, email address, telephone number, paper title, and an abstract of no more than 250 words. 

Panel proposals should be between 500- 1000 words and should set out in some detail the focus of the proposed panel.  Please only submit proposals if all proposed panelists have confirmed a willingness to attend if selected.  Panels should include no more than four panelists. Panel proposals should be sent as a PDF to  In a separate PDF attachment, please include the names of the proposed panelists, their academic affiliations, email addresses, and panel title. 

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2019


Organized by

Stephanie Rivera Berruz (Marquette University)

Grant Silva (Marquette University)

Alexander Guerrero (Rutgers University)

Edgar Valdez (Seton Hall University)

Questions?  Email:

Sponsored by Marquette University Center for Research and Innovation, Department of Philosophy, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, The Center for Transnational Justice, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Marquette Forum, the Minorities in Philosophy (MAP) Chapter of Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Rutgers University Philosophy Department, and Seton Hall University.