Honorary Doctorate for María Luisa Femenías

Honorary Doctorate for María Luisa Femenías

Femenías Honorary Doctorate

As part of the commemoration of the International Working Women´s Day, UNC awarded its most significant academic recognition to the philosopher and gender researcher, María Luisa Femenías. [03.08.2018]

This Thursday, UNC bestowed an honorary doctorate to María Luisa Femenías. The award was proposed by the Faculty of Languages mainly because of her extensive academic career and her commitment to the problems of gender, violence and multiculturalism.
The event was attended by the Vice Rector of the UNC, Pedro Yanzi Ferreira, the Dean of the UNC School of Languages, Elena Pérez, and the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the province of Córdoba, Luis Angulo, among other authorities.

UNC Degree's Hall

María Luisa Femenías expressed her gratitude for the award and highlighted the importance of receiving it in the International Working Women's Day. In addition, the philosopher referred to the context of the day of feminist struggle that is taking place and pondered the importance of working on gender issues from universities.

"The last years of democratic continuity in our country have given the feminist struggle great visibility. At this moment, I feel that there is an important generational shift. The youngest girls are taking charge of this fight and are the ones who know how far they will go with it," said María Luisa Femenías. And she added: "I think it is essential that the academia encourages other readings, other ways of interpreting and transmitting something that for many years was considered from a single point of view. Producing gender theory allows recognizing underlying causes and problems that did not come to light. And we must produce theory in feedback with feminist movements. "

The ceremony was closed with a speech by María Luisa Femenías entitled "Intellectual labyrinths: the paths of the subject."


About María Luisa Femenías

She is a feminist philosopher, academic, researcher and writer; and a pioneer in gender studies in Argentina.
She is co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is also co-founder -and director between 2008 and 2016- of the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Research at Universidad Nacional de La Plata. She is the creator and director of the Specialization in Gender and Sexuality Education at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Throughout her career she has participated in numerous publications in magazines and collective books. In 2016 she received a Konex Foundation award.

Translation: Brenda Schauvinhold