Dr. Kim Diaz
Dr. Díaz earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Texas A&M University in 2012. Her research is grounded in her experience of practicing Latin American Philosophy, specifically the social political issues that characterize the Latin American experience. Dr. Díaz also teaches philosophy at institutions that serve students in the Mexico-U.S. border. Specifically, she has been working for The Philosophic Systems Institute for the last few years where she teaches philosophy and mindfulness for the Sendero Reentry Program, and the Adelante Diversion Program, Western District of Texas, El Paso Division. She shares the practice of mindfulness with both the program participants and law enforcement officers alike. Her work has been published in journals such as Philosophy in The Contemporary World, Societies Without Borders, and The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy. Dr. Díaz is a founding member of the Society for Mexican-American Philosophy, and co-editor of The Philosophy of the Americas Reader (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). She has taught philosophy at various universities, including most recently an appointment as a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. Dr. Díaz has been profoundly influenced by a variety of cultures and their philosophical traditions. She is a certified yoga teacher and received her yoga training in Rishikesh, India. Dr. Díaz has also been trained by the Prison Mindfulness Institute as well as the Prison Yoga Project based out of the San Quentin State Prison. The breadth of her practice allows her to meet students wherever they may be on their path.
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The Philosophy of the Americas Reader. Co-edited with Mathew A. Foust. Under contract with Bloomsbury Academic Publishing.