I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy 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 Latina/o philosophy, and philosophy for children.

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 at UTEP, as part of which UTEP students lead weekly philosophical discussions with children and youth at various communities centers in El Paso, Texas.

I completed my PhD in philosophy at the University of Washington, where I wrote a dissertation on immigrant oppression and social justice. Prior to that I earned an MSc in philosophy and public policy at the London School of Economics. As an undergraduate I studied philosophy at Temple University and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Contact me at areedsandoval@utep.edu.