- Ph.D., Philosophy (Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Program), Binghamton University, State University of New York.
PJ DiPietro is Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and the Director of LGBTQ Studies at Syracuse University. They specialize in decolonial feminism, feminist and socio-political philosophy, Afro-Latinx, Latinx, and Chicanx feminist theories, trans studies, and Andean, Mesoamerican, and Afro-diasporic spiritualities. They are the author of Sideways Selves: The Decolonizing Politics of Transing Matter Across the Américas (forthcoming), as well as the co-editor of Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones (2019). Their essays have appeared or are forthcoming in venues such as Gender, Place, and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Hypatia, and Transgender Studies Quarterly. In 2021, the Latin American Studies Association distinguished their essay “Ni Humanos, Ni Animales, Ni Monstruos: La Colonialidad del Cuerpo Transgénero,” with the Sylvia Molloy Award for Best Article in the Humanities. Together with activist and intellectual Marlene Wayar, they collaborate in Bitácora Travesti, an oral history project about travesti and trans* childhood across the hemisphere.