Telling a People’s Story, OSU Stories, (2012)
For the past 10 years, Joseph Orosco has taught philosophy and ethnic studies classes at Oregon State. His emphasis has been on American philosophy and Latino/a and Latin American thought with a focus on Mexican culture, history and immigration to the United States. He is also director of the Peace Studies program. During spring term, Orosco co-taught a new class on the Occupy Wall Street movement. We had the chance to talk with Orosco about why he went into philosophy, helping students to find their own paths, and the importance of advocating for Latino/a students by giving them a sense of their own narrative in the U.S.
Universities are Bringing Occupy into the Classroom, USA Today, 2012)
The Occupy movement is starting to set up camp in university course catalogs, syllabuses and classrooms. There are new course offerings and a new focus in older ones.
Joseph Orosco: Peace Activist, Author, and Professor, Corvallis Advocate, (2014)
Professor of philosophy Joseph Orosco is the director of OSU’s Peace Studies program. He’s working to develop “a peace and conflict studies research center that would bring together, on campus, faculty and students who are interested in issues about peace and social justice and war and conflict, and trying to become social change agents to bring about a more peaceful and just world.”
The Anarres Project, Corvallis Advocate, (2014)
The Anarres Project, founded by Oregon State University professors Joseph Orosco and Tony Vogt, is a forum to discuss social change from a similar perspective. The project poses challenging questions. What if humanity, rather than despairing of change in a materially-limited world, shared resources and ideas? What does a just society look like? How can we overcome war, inequality, and exploitation?
Oregon State Hosting Lecture Series to Celebrate Star Trek, The Oregonian (2016)
Joseph Orosco, associate professor of philosophy at OSU, is teaching the course this fall devoted to the original rendition of the show and is effect on politics, ethics and social justice.
Stirring the Melting Pot, Albuquerque Journal (2017)
The subject is timely – American immigration policy – but José-Antonio Orosco’s new book, “Toppling the Melting Pot: Immigration and Multiculturalism in American Pragmatism,” looks at immigrants in another period who came to our shores from another part of the world.
Alternatives to the “Melting Pot”, Portland State Vanguard (2017)
The final speaker of the University Studies Dialogue Series came to Portland State from Oregon State University on May 25. Dr. José-Antonio Orosco presented concepts from his recent book Toppling the Melting Pot: Immigration and Multiculturalism in American Pragmatism.