Julio Covarrubias (He/Him)

Ph.D. 2020

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I focus on questions that emerge from work in critical race theory, critical Indigenous studies, and Latin American and Latinx philosophy. I understand these traditions as different manifestations of anti-colonial thought, one of my goals being to put them into conversation. 

Recent/Upcoming Presentations

  1. “Anticolonial Theory for the 21st Century," Latin American Speaker Dialogues at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (22 April 2021)
  2. “‘Si No Te Quieres Fregar…,’ or: How the Everyday Violence of Racial Capitalism Conspires to Break the Latinx Worker Body,” The Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics on the theme “Race, Health & Justice,” University of Washington-Seattle (11 October 2019)
  3. “‘To Make Myself Known’: Colonial Erasure and Hermeneutical Tragedy,” Resistant Imaginations: A Conference on Critical Epistemologies, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (February 2019).
  4. “Sanctuary Cities and Political Philosophy: What they are, What They Could and Should Be,” (Co-authored with Paul Tubig) Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, New York City, NY (January 2019).
  5. “‘Lost Indians’ or ‘Settlers of Color’?: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Mexico,” Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar on "Race and Indigeneity in the Americas," Brown University, Providence, RI (December 2018).

Recent Awards

2020 - Graduate Student Distinguished Teaching Award, Philosophy Dept, University of Washington 

2019-2020 - Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

2019 - Ford Foundation Fellowship, Honorable Mention

2019 - American Philosophical Association Prize Essay on Latin American Thought

2018 - Latinx Scholars Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), University of Washington

2017-18 - Sawyer Seminar on "Capitalism and Comparative Racialization" Research Funds, Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race, University of Washington

2017 - Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States Fellowship, GO-MAP, University of Washington 

2016 - Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities Fellow, University of Washington