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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Pedro DiPietro (PJ)

DiPietro, smiling, with sunglasses hanging from their shirt.

Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Women's and Gender Studies

Latino-Latin American Studies

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

Native American and Indigenous Studies

313 Sims Hall

315.443.3707

pjdipiet@syr.edu


Research and Teaching Interests

Decolonial Feminism; Feminist and Socio-Political Philosophy; Latinx/Chicanx Feminist Theories; Trans* Studies; Critical Theories of Race and Sexuality; Andean, Mesoamerican, and Afro-diasporic Spiritualities.

Dr. DiPietro works at the intersection of decolonial feminisms, women of color thinking, Latinx studies, and trans* studies. With a transdisciplinary approach, they engage anthropology, human geography, and philosophy. They are one of the co-editors of Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones (SUNY 2019) and their single-author manuscript will be published under the title Sideways Selves, The Decolonizing Politics of Trans* Matter Across the Américas. They collaborate with various organizations and collectives committed to social justice, including the Democratizing Knowledge Collective at Syracuse University, the Association for Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship (AJAAS), the decolonial philosophy collaborative REC-Latinoamérica, and the travesti collectives Damas de Hierro and Futuro TransGenérico. DiPietro has received a Tinker Foundation Scholarship and an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities.

Courses

WGS 101 - Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

WGS 301 - Feminist Theory

WGS 343 - Latina Feminist Theories

WGS 410 - Advanced Seminar in Feminist Thought: Decolonial Feminisms

WGS 438 - Trans Genders and Sexualities

WGS 601 - Feminist Theories

WGS 740 - Feminist Theories of Knowing

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California-Berkeley.

Ph.D. in Philosophy (Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Program). Binghamton University, State University of New York.

M.A. in Philosophy (Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Program). Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Graduate Certificate in Gender, Society, and Politics. Facultad Latinoamericana de las Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) [Latin American Graduate School of Social Sciences].

BA in Media Studies and Linguistics. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy.

Publications

(2020). “Hallucinating Knowing: (Extra)Ordinary Consciousness, more-than-human Perception, and other Decolonizing Remedios within Latina and Xicana Feminist and Queer Theories.” In Pitts, A., Mariana Ortega, and José Medina. (eds). Theories of the Flesh: Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation, and Resistance. 220-238. New York: Oxford University Press.

(2019). DiPietro, Pedro J., Jennifer McWeeny, and Shireen Roshanravan. Speaking Face to Face. The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

(2019). “Beyond Benevolent Violence. Trans* of Color, Radical Multiculturalism, and the Decolonization of Affect.” In DiPietro, P., McWeeny, J., and Roshanravan, S. (eds). Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of Maria Lugones. 197-216. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

(2019). “Like an Earthquake to the Soul: Experiencing the Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones.” In DiPietro, P., McWeeny, J., and Roshanravan, S. (eds). Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of Maria Lugones. 1-28. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. (co-authored with Jennifer McWeeny and Shireen Roshanravan).

(2019). “Géneros y Violencias: Sobre manifestaciones y respuestas desde los planos político, legal y cultural” [Genders and Violence: Expressions and Responses across Political, Legal, and Cultural Standpoints]. Sinergias. Serie de Tesis de Maestría Vol. 4. Cuadernos del Área Género, Sociedad y Políticas – FLACSO Argentina, [online].

(2018). “Prólogo. Historias desde el Sexilio.” En Ríos Vega, Juan. Historias desde el Sexilio. Cuentos desde los Márgenes de las Sexualidades Panameñas. Panamá: Universidad de Panamá.

(2017). “Geografías insubordinadas. Los saberes feministas latinoamericanos en una experiencia de formación de posgrado en estudios de género” [Insurgent Geographies. Feminist Knowledges in Latin America within Graduate Education]. Sinergias. Serie de Tesis de Maestría Vol. 2. Cuadernos del Área Género, Sociedad y Políticas – FLACSO Argentina, [online].

(2016). “Of Huachafería, Así, and M’ e Mati: Decolonizing Transing Methodologies.” In TSQ, Transgender Studies Quarterly 2(4), 67-76. http://doi.org/10.1215/23289252-3334211

(2016). “Decolonizing Travesti Space in Buenos Aires: Race, Sexuality, and Sideways Relationality.” In Gender, Place, and Culture. A Journal of Feminist Geography, 1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2015.1058756

(2015). “Andar de Costado: Etnicidad, Sexualidad, y Descolonización del mundo travesti en Buenos Aires.” In El Andar Erótico Decolonial, edited by Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet, 131-152. Buenos Aires: Ediciones del Signo.