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Amy Oliver

Department Chair, Philosophy and Religion World Languages and Cultures

Professor Oliver's teaching and research on Latin America explore philosophical topics such as marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo. She works on the Hispanic essay of ideas and Latin American narrative. She has lived in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Spain, and traveled widely in Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe. She serves on the International Editorial Board of Cuadernos Americanos, has been a member of several committees of the American Philosophical Association, and chaired the APA's Committee on Hispanics. Professor Oliver has been President of the Society for Iberian and Latin American Thought and Director of American University's Women's and Gender Studies Program. Her latest book is Feminist Philosophy in Latin America and Spain. Since 1998, she has been a section editor for Latin American thought of various encyclopedias of philosophy published by Routledge. Professor Oliver teaches courses in the departments of Philosophy & Religion and World Languages & Cultures.


PhD, MA, University of Massachusetts; BA, Purdue University

Languages Spoken
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
CAS - Philosophy and Religion
Battelle Tompkins - 118
Contact Info
(202) 885-2140
(202) 885-1094 (Fax)

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See Also
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Prominent Hispanics

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • Society for Iberian and Latin American Thought (SILAT)


  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Latin American Subject Editor


  • Fall 2018

    • SPAN-355 Spanish Introductory Topics: Latin American Short Story
    • Description