Andrea Pitts

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor; Philosophy Department Graduate Program Director
UNC Charlotte

Education: Ph.D. in Philosophy, Vanderbilt University; M.A. in Philosophy, University of South Florida

Courses Taught: NA

Andrea Pitts is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte and is affiliate faculty of the university's Department of Africana Studies, Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies, Latin American Studies Program, Social Aspects of Health Initiative, and Women and Gender Studies Program. Andrea received their MA at the University of South Florida in philosophy, and PhD in philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Their research interests include Latin American and U.S. Latinx Philosophy, critical philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, and critical prison studies, and they have taught graduate and undergraduate courses over the last five years on topics such as queer migration studies, prison abolitionism, critical transgender politics, and feminist epistemology. Their scholarly articles on topics such as Latinx feminism, post-revolutionary Mexican philosophy, and the politics of prison health care can be found in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Radical Philosophy Review, Genealogy, Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, and IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. Andrea is also co-editor of Beyond Bergson: Examining Race and Colonialism through the Writings of Henri Bergson with Mark Westmoreland (SUNY Press 2019) and Theories of the Flesh: Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation, and Resistance with Mariana Ortega and José M. Medina (Oxford University Press 2020).