I am Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso.

My primary research interests are in political philosophy (particularly the political philosophy of immigration), Latin American and Latin@ philosophy, and philosophies of social identity (with emphasis on race, gender and class). I am currently working on a book entitled ‘Illegal’ Identity: Race, Class and Social Justice.

I also have teaching, research and outreach interests in philosophy for children (P4C). I am the founding director of two active Philosophy for Children programs: the Oaxaca Philosophy for Children Initiative, a non-profit program that provides free pre-college philosophy courses to K-12 youth in Oaxaca City, Mexico in collaboration with the Centro de Esperanza Infantil, and the Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands program, as part of which UTEP students lead weekly philosophical discussions with children and youth at various communities centers in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

I completed my PhD in philosophy in 2014 at the University of Washington, where I wrote a dissertation entitled Immigrant Oppression and Social Justice. Prior to that I earned an MSc in philosophy and public policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As an undergraduate I studied philosophy at Temple University and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Contact me at areedsandoval@utep.edu.