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Alcoff named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s Top 100 list
Alcoff named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s Top 100 listNovember 21, 2006Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
Linda Martin Alcoff, director of the Women’s Studies Program and professor of philosophy, women’s studies and political science in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s annual list of “100 Influentials.” Alcoff was recognized for her work in education, and the full list is published in the October 2006 issue.
Hispanic Business each year recognizes Hispanics with U.S. citizenship who have made significant contributions to society. This year’s list of influential Hispanics highlights 100 extraordinary individuals chosen for their insight and drive, and for the examples they set in their communities. Those selected are involved in not only business but a vast array of professions that make up the five categories of government, corporate, education, arts and entertainment and other vistas. Candidates for the top 100 Influentials honor are nominated by their peers, and the editorial staff of Hispanic Business Magazine determines the final list.
Named “Distinguished Woman in Philosophy for 2005” by the Society for Women in Philosophy, Alcoff works primarily in continental philosophy, epistemology, feminist theory and philosophy of race. Her books include “Feminist Epistemologies” (Routledge, 1993), “Epistemology: The Big Questions” (Blackwell, 1998), “Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory of Knowledge” (Cornell, 1996), “Thinking From the Underside of History” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000) and “Identities” (Blackwell, 2002). She has written more than 40 articles concerning Foucault, sexual violence, the politics of knowledge, and gender and race identity, and recently released a new book, “Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self” (Oxford 2006).
She has been chair of the APA Committee on Hispanics/Latinos, a member of the executive committee of the Eastern Division APA, and co-director of the Society for the Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. In recognition of her outstandingundergraduate teaching, Alcoff was awarded a Laura J. and Douglas Meredith Professorship.