José Jorge Mendoza (he/him/his)

Associate Professor
José Mendoza

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385 Savery Hall
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Spring 24: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm


Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Oregon, 2012
M.A., Philosophy, San Francisco State University, 2005
B.A., Philosophy, University of California at San Diego, 2002
Curriculum Vitae (266.51 KB)

José Jorge Mendoza is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Washington and an editor at Radical Philosophy Review. His primary areas of interest are in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and Latin American philosophy. His current research deals with topics concerning migration ethics, Latinx identity, and racial justice.

José is the author of The Moral and Political Philosophy of Immigration: Liberty, Security, and Equality (Lexington Books 2017), which is focused on making a philosophical case for immigrant rights and arguing against unjust forms of immigration enforcement. His articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Public Affairs Quarterly, Critical Philosophy of Race, and Philosophy in the Contemporary World.

José received his B.A. from the University of California at San Diego (2002), M.A. from San Francisco State University (2006), and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (2012). Prior to arriving at the University of Washington (Autumn 2020), he was a visiting professor at Wheaton College (2012) and an assistant professor at both Worcester State University (2012-2015) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell (2015-2020). 


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