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Esther (Mayoko) Ortega

Activist, researcher, and teacher

Led by her activism to carry out research on the intersections between race, gender and sexuality, she has a PhD in Philosophy of Science from the University of Santiago de Compostela, and is a lecturer at Tufts-Skidmore University, Spain. Starting from the idea of the body as a political category, she has analysed the impact of public policies on trans and racialised people with research that has yielded several publications, including three works to which she has contributed: El eje del mal es heterosexual: Figuraciones, movimientos y prácticas feministas queer (Traficantes de Sueños, 2005), Cartografías del cuerpo: Biopolíticas de la ciencia y la tecnología (Cátedra, 2014) and, Barbarismos queer y otras esdrújulas (Bellaterra, 2017). She is presently participating in the Spanish National Research Council R+D project “Voces múltiples, saberes plurales y tecnologías médicas” (Multiple Voices, Plural Knowledge, and Medical Technologies). Besides her academic work, she has always continued with her activities as a feminist militant and in favour of sexual dissidence, in which she currently engages as part of an African feminist group.

Update: 28 September 2020


Has participated in

The Mirror of Racism