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Philosophy Professor Daniel Campos’s philosophical memoir Sino peripatético (New York: Sudaquia Editores, 2023) will serve as the starting point for a conversation on the transnational lives of people who, in the Americas and globally, are no longer emigrants or immigrants but “peripatetics.”
The speakers will be Daniel Campos, Yagersys Laya, Wilson Jachero, Sergio Gallegos, Ignacio Carvajal, and they will offer comments on the memoir and then the audience will participate in an open-ended conversation on the experiences and challenges of migrating and living transnationally. The event will be held online in Spanish with simultaneous English-language translation.
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Daniel Campos (Costa Rica/New York) Teaches and writes philosophy as a starting ground from which to explore interests in mathematics, literature, art, and sport. He is professor and chairperson of the Philosophy Department at Brooklyn College; regular contributor to the cultural magazines ViceVersa (New York), Suburbano (Miami), and Nagari (Miami); and author of Loving Immigrants in America (Lexington Books, 2017) and Sino peripatético (Sudaquia Editores, 2023). Both books are focused on the personal experience and interpersonal ethics of migration and transnational living.
Yagersys Laya (Venezuela/New York) is currently a student in the Philosophy B.A. program at Brooklyn College. She has conducted research on the philosophy of immigration as part of the Tow Undergraduate Research Program.
Wilson Jachero (Ecuador/New York) earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Brooklyn College and an MA in Spanish from City College. An avid reader and creative writer, his interests continue to zigzag between world literature and classical philosophy.
Sergio Gallegos (Mexico/New York) was born in Geneva, Switzerland, but has lived most of his life in Mexico and the US. He earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. at the CUNY-Graduate Center. He is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at John Jay College.
Ignacio Carvajal (Costa Rica/California) obtained his Ph.D. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Assistant Professor in Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of California San Diego. His research interests include Indigenous responses to colonialism and evangelization during the early colonial period, pedagogical approaches to Indigenous language learning (especially K’iche’), Central American literature and cultures, poetry, translation, and digital humanities. He also translates and writes poetry.