Mickaella L. Perina is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Educated in France, she received her MA in Philosophy from the Sorbonne and her PhD in philosophy from the University of Toulouse. Her areas of research and teaching are political and legal philosophy, critical philosophy of race, aesthetics, Africana philosophy, modern and contemporary French philosophy, and philosophy of human rights. She has published works on inclusion/exclusion in liberal democracy theory; race, identity and citizenship; and remembering and forgetting as processes at the interplay between official public memory and counter-memories. She is the author of Citoyenneté et Sujétion aux Antilles Francophones (L’Harmattan, 1997) and numerous articles, and is currently working on an introduction to Caribbean philosophy. Recent publications include “Imaginary and Real Strangers: Constructing and Reconstructing the Human in Human Rights Discourse and Instruments,” in Rajini Srikanth and Elora Halim Chowdhury, eds., Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights: History, Politics, Practice (Routledge, 2019) and “In Defense of Ethical Politics of Memory: Slavery, Work of Memory and Memory Laws,” in Abdoulaye Gueye and Johann Michel, eds., A Stain on Our Past: Slavery and Memory (Africa World Press, 2017). Perina served on the American Philosophical Association (APA) task force on Diversity and Inclusion and is a co-organizer of the California Roundtable for Philosophy and Race, which holds annual workshops.

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