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College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Speaker Series

“Feminism and the Open Borders Debate: Can Borders be Feminist?”

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Speaker Series

Amy Reed-Sandoval, PhD, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, believes many of the world’s borders are imperialist institutions that oppress marginalized groups. She’ll discuss how transnational feminists and others committed to principles of liberation need to take a firm stand against the oppression, even if the borders belong distant political communities. However, borders operate differently in different contexts. Feminists, Reed-Sandoval believes, need to recognize that borders can both harm and protect, and thus question whether some kind of borders could ever, in fact, be feminist. 

Reed-Sandoval’s areas of research include political philosophy, feminist philosophy, Latin American and Latinx philosophies, and philosophy for children. She is the author of Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice, co-editor of Latin American Immigration Ethics, and the author of numerous academic articles. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.


Sponsored By
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, Philosophy Department, and Ethnic and Race Studies


Lorena Muñoz