Denise Meda Calderon (she/her/ella) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. Her current research engages Latinx philosophy, Mexican philosophy and Chicanx philosophy to theorize the relationship between non-Western interpretations of death and community practices of resistance to legacies of colonialism. Her broader interests include Latin American philosophy, Latina/x feminisms, and social and political philosophy.
Denise has been awarded the Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship for the 2022-2023 AY. Recently she was awarded the Douglass Greenlee Prize by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, the Graduate Research Fellowship by the Glasscock Humanities Center and the RESI Graduate Student Fellowship at Texas A&M for the 2021-2022 AY.