Elena Ruíz


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Elena Ruíz is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Global Studies at Michigan State University. She is also core faculty in American Indian and Indigenous Studies and the Center for Gender in a Global Context. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy and M.A. in Social and Political Theory from the University of South Florida and has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Her primary areas of research are in political philosophy and feminisms of the global south. Her work examines the philosophical foundations of violence, structural oppression, and theories of harm (cultural, epistemic, linguistic) in the context of violence affecting women and marginalized populations in the Global South. Her work has appeared in Hypatia, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, The Routledge International Handbook to Contemporary Social and Political Theory, Human Studies, as well as in edited collections and trade journals.

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“Elena Ruíz,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed October 17, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/51.