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Lucía Alicia Aguerre

Lucia Aguerre

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Facultad de Filosofía y Letras

PhD Candidate

desiguALdades.net: Visiting Doctoral Researcher (01/08/2010 - 31/01/2011)


Puán 480 (1406) Buenos Aires, Argentina

Academic Career

since 07/2010 Scholarship holder of desiguALdades.net
4/2010 Fellow of the Argentinian Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET).
2010 - Present Doctoral candidate in Philosophy, Philosophy Institute, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Research topic: “Ethical and political implications of the relation between culture, racism and power in (post)coloniality”
2009 B.A. in Philosophy (six-year degree), Department of Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Thesis: “The migration phenomenon and its relation to the crisis of the modern notion of citizenship: analysis of three proposals”.
2008 - Present Student research assistance in interdisciplinary groups located in the Philosophy Institute of the University of Buenos Aires and in the University of Río Negro, Argentina.

Inequality and “Cultural Racism”: Domination and Insurgencies in the Context of (post) Coloniality and Globalization

The construction of otherness in the historical, social and political context of Latin America is marked by complex power relations involving ethical and political implications of exclusion. Nation-state appraises or disappraises the various cultural belongings throughout ethnocentric conceptions of “human being” and “citizen”. This leads us to investigate the functioning of racism that underlies the constitution of discredited and submitted identities. This research will focuse on the analysis of a contemporary form of racism called cultural racism.

In order to reconsider theories and methodologies in relation to Latin American, reality becomes the central study of the notion of “coloniality” as social and cultural domination, and its relation with culturally homogenizing Nation-state models. Another key point is the notion of “globalization” and its impact on human life, taking into account “hegemonic globalization” as a mechanism generating inequalities. At the same time, this research will study theoretical approaches with emancipating possibilities: a) the notion of “interculturality” as an ethical project in continuing insurgency; b) resistance processes called “globalization from below” or “insurgent cosmopolitanism”, which constitutes to transnational resistance against the unequal exchanges produced by the hegemonic globalization.


Published conference papers

Aguerre, Lucía (2009) “Cultural racism, migration and citizenship”, En Actas del Congreso Nacional y Surandino de Filosofía, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales  - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy. ISBN: 978-950-721-337-3. Also in Pensamiento Latinoamericano y Alternativo.

To be published

Aguerre, Lucía (2009) “Cultural rights, cultural domination and alternative citizenships”; in Actas del Encuentro Internacional de Proyectos de Investigación “Ética, Derechos Humanos y Ciudadanía”.

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