In Memoriam: María Cristina Lugones, 1944-2020

María Lugones, the feminist scholar and activist who was a professor of comparative literature and women’s studies at Binghamton University in New York, died from the result of cardiac arrest on July 14 at a hospital in Syracuse, New York. She was 76 years old and had suffered from lung cancer.

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Lugones began her higher education at the University of Buenos Aires but transferred and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. She went on to earn a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Lugones began her academic career at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 1993, she joined the faculty at Binghamton University, a campus of the State University of New York System. She was the author of several books including Pilgrimages/Peregrinajes: Theorizing Coalition Against Multiple Oppressions (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003).

In 2020, Dr. Lugones was the recipient of the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

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