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Erika Grimm

Erika Grimm


B.A., Philosophy with minor in Linguistics, California State University, Fullerton, 2017. Cum laude.

Professional Bio

Erika Grimm is a dual-title Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the departments of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She was the recipient of the Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship upon her entry into the graduate program in Philosophy in 2017. Her dissertation project examines instances of linguistic rupture in U.S. Latinx lived experience in order to disclose and critically interrogate ideological relationships at the nexus of language, race, gender, class, and ability that create conditions for dis-citizenship and disenfranchisement within the context of the United States.

Research Areas

  • Phenomenology; Latina Feminist Phenomenology
  • Feminist Theory (esp. Latinx and Chicanx Feminisms)
  • Critical Philosophy of Race

Recent Publications

  • Spanish to English translation of “Philosophical Feminism in Latin America,” by Francesca Gargallo Celentani. Theories of the Flesh: Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation, and Resistance eds. Andrea J. Pitts, Mariana Ortega, and José Medina (Oxford University Press, January 2020). Co-translated with Kevin Cedeño-Pacheco.

Recent Courses

  • Race, Racism, and Diversity (PHIL)
  • Gender Matters (PHIL)
  • Philosophy, Politics, & Society (PHIL)
  • Ethical Life (PHIL)
  • Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art, and Popular Cultures (WMNST)
  • Intro to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WMNST)
Erika Grimm