I am a philosopher, writer, and philosophy for children practitioner who is committed to public scholarship.

I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and participating faculty in the Latinx and Latin American Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. My primary research interests, which tend to overlap, are in the political philosophy of immigration, Latin American and Latinx philosophy, bioethics, and philosophy for children.

My book Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice is now available for pre-order from Oxford University Press (Critical Philosophy of Race series). You can find out more about it here.

My in-progress research employs conceptual and methodological tools of ethnography and philosophy to explore how crossing U.S. state and national borders for pregnancy-related medical care (including prenatal care, labor and delivery, and abortion care) impacts pregnant people’s self-trust and autonomy in the context of their pregnancy-related medical encounters. I am also interested in what these experiences can teach us about gender and global justice.

I have integrated teaching, research and community outreach interests in philosophy for children (P4C). I am the founding director of two  P4C programs: the Oaxaca Philosophy for Children Initiative in Oaxaca City, Mexico, and the Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands program in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Here is a short documentary about the Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands program.

When I can find the time to do so, I enjoy writing poetry, short fiction, features and op-eds. You can find links to some of my non-academic writings here.

Contact me at amyreedsandoval@gmail.com.