Manuela Alejandra Gomez is a Philosophy Professor at El Paso Community College. She has over 15 years of teaching experience on the U.S.-Mexico border. She specializes on philosophical pedagogy, ethics, feminism, and Latin American philosophy. Gomez is pursuing her doctorate in Teaching, Learning, and Culture with an emphasis on the sociocultural foundations of education at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2008, she published Rediscovering the Philosophical Importance of Jose Ingenieros – A Bridge between Two Worlds. This work connects Latin American philosophy and American pragmatism through the works of Jose Ingenieros and Ralph Waldo Emerson. In 2011, she collaborated with the book Pragmatism in the Americas. In this work, over a dozen scholars from all over Latin America, filled a void in the humanities and gave voice to numerous Hispanic pragmatists, who were not included in standard academic pragmatism texts. In 2017, she published an Open Educational Resource (OER) Ethics textbook, which is a freely available online academic textbook for lower income college students. Also, in 2017, she received a competitive scholarship to attend Yale University’s Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) summer institute. Her current research is on identity and curriculum development. She has given numerous philosophical presentations. Her latest talk was given to a large audience at Technology Hub Center in Juarez, Mexico. It was titled: Filosofía, Feminismo y Racismo: Una Intersección Inevitable. (Philosophy, Feminism and Racism: An Inevitable Intersection). She is working on expanding her multicultural experiences beyond familiar borders by studying and practicing different kinds of meditation. She has continuously traveled to Asia to learn about Oriental holistic wellness in hopes to find a deeper understanding of her and others. Gomez is also an award-winning journalist in the United States and Mexico; she is a world traveler, and a dog lover.
Ms. Gomez is the author of:
- “A Defense for Multicultural Inclusion in Philosophy Textbooks” (Volume 9, Issue 2)
- Rubi de Maria Gómez Campos: El feminismo es un humanismo, Barcelona: Anthropos, 2013. P. 195, libro de bolsillo ISBN: 9788415260776 (Volume 9, Issue 2)