Coordinators

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Amy Gordon is a lecturer at Dominican University College.  Amy is currently completing her doctoral thesis in philosophy,  “The disciplinarity of discourse: Aristotelian rhetoric and a political economy of emotions”.  Amy’s thesis explores the role of discourses and an individual’s access to discursive power as an accessible diagnostic in navigating and and rearranging distributions of socioeconomic resources and political power.  Focusing on discursive and political capabilities as meta-capabilities, Amy’s thesis explores the links between an individual’s discursive power and comprehensive flourishing in relation to their socioeconomic environment, coming to the conclusion that robust egalitarianism is the only adequate solution to prevent extreme marginalization. Amy’s work is influenced by her interest in poverty, gender, global justice, Rawlsian political liberalism, egalitarianism, the capabilities approach, Hellenic philosophy, ethics, the history of economics, social movements, and development and behavioural economics.
Rozy Kumari holds a BA (Hons) and MA in Political Science and is currently pursuing her M. Phil degree from the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, and writing a dissertation on ‘Right to Food as a Basic Human Right.’ She is the National Research Coordinator for the Know Your Rights India Project and member of ASAP India. Her interests lie in areas of development ethics, global justice and human rights.
Mariana Ramírez Herrera Mariana Ramírez Herrera has a degree in Economics by the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, has been teaching since 2003 at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, University of Tijuana, UNIVER, UNIDEP and University of Tolosa, and is currently studying a Master Degree in International Cooperation for Development at Mora Institute of Research.
David Rodríguez-Arias is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Spanish National Research Council, in Madrid. He has previously worked at the Universities of Paris Descartes, Salamanca and Toronto. His research interests include global bioethics, global justice and clinical ethics. He is a volunteer coordinator with the Spanish NGO AIPC-Pandora, with which he has participated in several local projects in Mali and Tanzania. Within ASAP, he is working on the Global Poverty Consensus Report.
Chaitanya Singhania is a first year undergraduate at Yale College from New Delhi, India. He is excited to put his experience with education and sustainable development nonprofits to use as a Know Your Rights India intern. His interests include Gandhian thought, education reform, social reform movements and Latin, Greek and Sanskrit literature. He hopes to eventually return to India and play a small role in the poverty alleviation movement.
Carissa Velíz is a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at the City University of New York, Graduate Center and at the University of Salamanca. She is interested in moral psychology, ethics, bioethics, philosophy of mind, and Buddhist philosophy and practice.