Bernardo Vargas

Graduate Students
Teaching Fellow
Bernardo R. Vargas
UNT Faculty Profile
  • Crossing Latinidades Mellon Humanities Fellow (2023-2024)
  • Junior Peer & Researcher, Climate and Environmental Justice
  • Crossing Latinidades Humanities Research Working Group with faculty from various members of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities, including Teresa Cordova (UIC), Michael Mendez (UCI), Ariadna Reyes (UT Arlington), Rachel Havrelock (UIC), Ralph Cintron (UIC), and Rosa Cabrera (UIC)

M.A. Philosophy, Houston Christian University
B.A. Communication Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Interests include: Philosophy of Race, Decoloniality, Environmental Justice, Mexican-American Philosophy, Latinx Philosophy, and Social & Political Philosophy.

As a philosopher, my primary area of research centers on questions of oppression and liberation, particularly in regard to racial identity, racism, and environmental justice as they relate to Mexican Americans and Latinxs in the US.

I inform my approach from multiple rich disciplines: Africana Studies, Indigenous Studies, Decolonial Theory, and Latinx Studies. Within these broader disciplines, I am particularly engaged with History, Sociology, Legal Studies, and Latino Critical Legal Theory. An environmental justice approach integrates my concern with the ongoing history of environmental racism toward BIPOC, namely Latinxs, and their resistance to such discrimination through decolonial approaches to environmentalism. The particular areas in philosophy that I am concerned with are environmental justice, philosophy of race, decoloniality, Mexican American philosophy, Latinx philosophy, and social and political philosophy.