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Annette Martín



Annette Martín is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Philosophy Department at UIC working at the intersections of social philosophy, epistemology, and the philosophy of race and gender. Her research focuses on theorizing oppression from a critical theoretic perspective. Within social philosophy, Martín argues that causal explanations of oppression must be fundamentally structural. An important part of this view is that insofar as individual beliefs, attitudes, or biases play a role in explaining oppression, it is only as constituents of social structure. Within epistemology, Martín focuses on the role of ignorance in oppression. Currently, Martín is developing an account of obliviousness that seeks to illuminate its connections to ideology and oppressive social structures. Apart from her theoretical work around oppression, Martín has also been actively involved in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through organizing with Minorities and Philosophy and involvement in the American Philosophical Association. Before coming to UIC, Martín completed her PhD at New York University, and her BA in philosophy and mathematics at Carleton College.