Join us for this special lecture with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza.
Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics, is self-identified as Christian Agnostic and queer Mestizaje (of Mexican & Anglo heritage). They earned a Ph.D. in the Joint Doctoral program at the University of Denver-Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO in Constructive Philosophical Theology with a primary interest in the ethics of interrelatedness stemming from a New Materialist account. Their work exists in the in-between spaces of ontology, epistemology, and ethics, working to establish a speculatively queer material realism to influence new contours of a materialst liberation theology & ethics. Robyn uses the thought and theory of Gloria Anzaldúa, queer theories, the New Materialisms movement, along with queer epistemologies to consider a queer materialist philosophy.
Dr. Henderson-Espinoza’s interests, while wildly philosophical, are also at the intersection of addressing issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Their scholarly work starts at the point of departure of ‘what is reality?’ to address existing disparities and pays careful attention to element of desire, imagination, possibility, potentiality, difference, and becoming to help an affirmative and productive reality emerge.