Dr. John Kaiser Ortiz

Associate Professor

Dr. John Kaiser Ortiz

Contact Information


Office: 317 McComsey
Phone: (717) 871-7199

Office Hours

T: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
W: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
R: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Comments: SP 2024 Hours; and by appointment



“Todos Somos Joaquín: An Inter-American Elaboration on Chicanismo"
Radical Philosophy Review, Spring 2022 (25.1)

“Four Thinkers in the 20th Century Genealogy of Mexicanidad: Justo Sierra, Samuel Ramos, José Vasconcelos, and Octavio Paz”  Genealogy, July 2020, 4 (3), 75

“Jewels and Ladders: Visualizing and Resisting the Racialization and Dehumanization of E/Im-migrants and Refugees”  Critical Philosophy of Race, volume 7, issue 1 (2019): 187-211.

 “Sor Juana’s Solitude: A Case Study in Existentialist Syncretism”
Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, volume 8, number 1 (Spring 2017): 17-34.

“Problems of Immigration & Warfare for the Pragmatist Pacifism of James & Addams”  The Pluralist: The Journal of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, volume 11, number 2 (Summer 2016): 86-110.

“Gloria Anzaldúa and the Problem of Violence Against Women,” philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, volume 6, number 2 (Summer 2016): 195-213.

“Hazel Barnes and Octavio Paz: Two Existentialist and Pan-American Philosophies of Education,” Comparative Philosophy: An International Journal of Constructive Engagement of Distinct Approaches toward World Philosophy, volume 6, number 1 (2015): 60-77.

“Octavio Paz and the Universal Problem of Mexican Solitude,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, volume 11, number 2 (Spring 2012): 1-5. *This essay was awarded the American Philosophical Association’s Best Essay in Latin American Thought Prize.