Dr Stella Gonzalez Arnal

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Histories, Languages and Cultures


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Dr Stella Gonzalez-Arnal's main areas of research are gender theory, intersectionality, feminism and the philosophy of education.

She has previously worked at the Universities of Keele and Leeds.


Research Interests

  • Gender theory

  • Feminist epistemology

  • Intersectionality

  • Philosophy of education

Research groups

  • 2012-2014 - MISEAL project (funded by the EU) with Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad Nacional Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad Centroamericana Nicaragua, FLACSO Uruguay, Freie Universität Berlin, Universidad de Buenos Aires, FLACSO Guatemala, Universytet Lòdzki, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,University of Hull, FLACSO Chile, FLACSO Ecuador, Universidad Nacional de El Salvador

  • 2008-2011 - GEMMA project (funded by the EU) with the University of Granada (coordinator), University of Bologna (Italy), Central European University (Budapest), University of Hull, University of Lodz (Poland), University of Oviedo (Spain), University of Utrecht (Netherlands), Rutgers, State University of New Jersey (USA)

  • 2002-2005 - British Council-funded projects for curriculum development (MA in Gender and Development and MA in Gender and Culture) with the University of Chile (Chile), and Haryana University (India)


Gonzalez-Arnal S, 'Are Chimeras 'Natural'? Disgust, Ethics and 'Nature'', in Making Humans: Religious, Technological and Aesthetic Perspectives, A.Ornella (ed), pp 107-128, Interdisciplinary Press (2015)

Gonzalez-Arnal S, 'Interseccionalidad y Diversidad. En defensa de un modelo de análisis categorial no opresivo que respeta la diferencia', in La Interseccionalidad en Debate, Zapata Galindo M, García Peter S, Chan de Avila J (eds), Lateinamerika-Institut der Freien Universität, pp 45-55 (2013)

Gonzalez-Arnal S, Jagger G and Lennon K (eds), Embodied Subjectivities, including the chapter ‘Personal Identity and Transsexual Narratives’, Palgrave (2012) .

Gonzalez-Arnal S and Kilkey M, ‘Contextualising Rationality: Mature student carers and higher education in England’, Feminist Economics, vol 15, no 1, pp 85-111 (2009)

Gonzalez-Arnal S and Burwood S, ‘Tacit Knowledge and Public Accounts’, Journal of Philosophy of Education, vol 37, no 3, pp 377-391 (2003)

Full list

Researchgate profile 


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Contemporary Epistemology

  • Brain, Mind and Behaviour

  • Introduction to Philosophy

  • Theorizing Gender

  • Gender, Science and Knowledge

  • 20th Century Philosophy

Research PhDs

Dr Gonzalez Arnal welcomes applications in areas related to her research (please, see publication list).

Completed PhDs

  • Cognitive Science and Phenomenology : Varela's 'new science of consciousness' at the system-theoretical crossroads, Thomas Karl Feldges, University of Hull, 2016

  • The Second Sex : a Marxist interpretation, Angela Shepherd, University of Hull, 2015

  • The Plurality of Truth, Mehdi Nassaji, University of Hull, 2014

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Curso de Aptitud Pedagógica (CAP), Universidad de Murcia (Spain)

  • Diploma in Teaching and Learning in HE, University of Keele

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Philosophy, University of Hull

  • MA Philosophy of Mind, University of Hull

  • Licenciatura en Filosofia, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

External roles

  • Collaborated with international interdisciplinary teams on several funded projects.

Awards and accolades

  • Margherita Von Brentano Award by the Free University of Berlin. Received as partner in the MISEAL project.