African American Philosophy

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* = Highest Degree is M.A.
** = Highest Degree is B.A.

Asian = [A]
Black = [B]
Person with a Disability = [D]
Indigenous/Native = [I]
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer = [LGBTQ]
Latina/o/Hispanic = [L/H]
Man = [M]
Middle Eastern/North African = [MENA]
Multi-Racial = [MR]
Not a Citizen of an Anglophone Country = [NC]
Other Non-White Self-Identification = [O]
Other gender = [OG]
Other Non-White Race = [OR]
Pacific Islander = [P]
Woman = [W]

Any information appearing after the abbreviations in an entry is further information specified by the philosopher herself or himself.

NamePositionAffiliated InstitutionLocationAreas of SpecializationSpecific Research InterestsSelf-Identification
Anderson, LuvellAssistant ProfessorUniversity of MemphisMemphis, Tennessee, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of RaceSemantics and Ethics of Racial Language, Ethics and Aesthetics of Racial Humor, Black Semantics[B], African-American
Appiah, Kwame AnthonyProfessorNYUNew York, New York, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political Philosophy[B], [LGBTQ], [M], African, Anglo-Ghanaian Origin
Basevich, ElviraGraduate StudentCUNYNew York, New York, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Ethics, European Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Religion, Practical Reason, Social and Political Philosophy[W]
Birt, RobertAssistant ProfessorBowie State UniversityBowie, Maryland, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology[B]
Bohrer, AshleyPostdoctoral FellowHamilton CollegeClinton, New York, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Early Modern Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy[LGBTQ], [W]
Bright, Liam KofiGraduate Student *Carnegie MellonPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Decision, Game, and Rational Choice Theory, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social ScienceSocial Epistemology[B], [M], [MR]
Clardy, JustinGraduate Student*University of ArkansaaFayetteville, Arkansas, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Social Science[B]
Corlett, AngeloProfessorSDSUSan Diego, California, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, American Indian Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Epistemology, Ethics, Indigenous Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy[M], [L/H], South American
Elkholy, SharinAssociate Professor of PhilosophyUniversity of Houston-DowntownHouston, Texas, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race[W], [O]
Evans Jr., Daw-Nay R.Assistant Professor of PhilosophyLake Forest CollegeLake Forest, Illinois, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, Continental Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Race[B], [M], African-American
Ferguson II, Stephen CAssociate ProfessorNorth Carolina A & TGreensboro, North Carolina, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political PhilosophyPhilosophy of Sport[M], [B], African-American
Franklin, A. ToddProfessor of PhilosophyHamilton CollegeClinton, New York, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyCritical Race Theory, Black Consciousness[M], [B], African-American
Garcia, JorgeProfessorBoston CollegeChestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyVirtues, Moral Concepts, Racism, Social Construction[M], [B], [L/H], African-American, Caribbean
Gordon, JillCharles A. Dana Professor of PhilosophyColby CollegeWaterville, Maine, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, Social and Political Philosophy[W]
Gordon, LewisProfessorUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs, Connecticut, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, Asian (e.g. Chinese, Indian, etc.) Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, European Philosophy, Existentialism, Hermeneutics, History of Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Metaphysics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of the Americas, Post-Structuralism, Pragmatism, Psychoanalytic Theory, Social and Political PhilosophyPhilosophy of Existence, Philosophy in Film, Literature, and Music, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophical Anthropology[A], [B], Chinese, Indian, African-American, Caribbean
Gray, David MiguelAsst. Prof. of Philosophy; Affiliate Institute for Intelligent SystemsThe University of MemphisMemphis, TennesseeAfrican American Philosophy, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of RaceDu Bois, Metaphysics of Race, Race & Language, Race & Psychology, Civil Disobedience, Cognitive Psychopathology, Cognitive Phenomenology, Consciousness, Cognitive Modeling[M], [L/H], [MR], Mexican, Half Caucasian/Half Mexican
Havis, DevonyaAssociate ProfessorCanisius CollegeBuffalo, New York, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Post-StructuralismPost Modern Ethics, Epistemology of Resistance[W], [B], African-American
James, RobinAssociate ProfessorUNC CharlotteCharlotte, North Carolina, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, European Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sexuality, Social and Political PhilosophyPhilosophy of Music, Sound Studies, Digital Media, Feminist Theory[W]
Jean-Marie, VivaldiAssociate ProfessorColumbia University/City University of New YorkNew York City, New York, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Race[M], [B], Caribbean
Jones, RichardNoneNoneLunenburg, Massachusetts, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science[B], African-American, Unvolutarily retired (forcefully with animus)
Kaiser Ortiz, JohnAssistant ProfessorMillersville UniversityMillersville, Pennsylvania, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, American Indian Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyHuman Rights, Pacifism, Borderlands/Border Theory[L/H], Mexican
King, RodmonAssistant ProfessorHobart and William Smith CollegesGeneva, New York, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, Applied Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Race[M], [B], African-American
Kirkland, Frank MAssociate ProfessorHunter College & CUNY Graduate CenterNew York, New York USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, European Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Normative Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of ActionKant & Hegel[B], [L/H], [M], African-American, Caribbean
Lewis, DwightGraduate StudentUniversity of South FloridaTampa, Florida, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of RaceFemale Philosophers in Early Modern Europe[B], African-American
Mason, Qrescent MaliAssistant ProfessorBerea CollegeBerea, Kentucky, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Ethics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, GRIDS+, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of SexualityAutobiography, Black Feminist Philosophy, the Erotic[B], [W]
McErlean, JenniferProfessorSiena CollegeLoudonville, New York, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Science[W]
Mitchell, MeganAssistant Professor*Stonehill CollegeEaston, Massachusetts, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy[W]
Mora-Moreno, EmanuelGraduate and Professional Student **YaleNew Haven, Connecticut, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Decision, Game, and Rational Choice Theory, Early Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Indigenous Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Medieval and Renaissance, Meta-Ethics, Metaphysics, Middle Eastern Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Information, and Technology, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of the Americas, Practical Reason, Pragmatism, Psychoanalytic Theory, Social and Political PhilosophySpinoza, Philosophy of Language (Semantics, Pragmatics), Seneca, Hume, Wittgenstein, Modality, Modal Logic/Metaphysics/Epistemology, Borges, Scotus, Kant, Rorty/Brandom, Plato/Aristotle/Leibniz/ Hegel[OG], [B], [I], [L/H], [MR], [OR], [D], [LGBTQ], [NC], Transgender, PanPlatonic, African, African-American, Caribbean, South American, Basque
Mosley, AlbertProfessorSmith CollegeNorthampton, Massachusetts, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy[M], [B], [I], African-American
Nagel, MechthildProfessor of PhilosophySUNY CortlandCortland, New York, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyCriminal Justice Ethics[W], [NC]
Neal, AnthonyAssistant ProfessorMississippi State UniversityStarkville, Mississippi, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political PhilosophyHoward Thurman, Modern Era of the African American Freedom Struggle (1896-1975)[B], African-American
Rawls, ChristinaGraduate Student, Lecturer, Post-Doc (2015)Duquesne UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United StatesAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African American Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of RacePhenomenology, Philosophy of Psychology, Environmental Philosophy, Contemporary Continental, 19th Century Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Existentialism[W], [OR], [LGBTQ]
Reed, CoreyGraduate Student**University of LouisvilleLouisville, Kentucky, USAAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Existentialism, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of RacePhilosophy of Fiction (Television and Film) in addressing the phenomenon of Race[B], [M], African-American
Roberts, RodneyAssociate ProfessorEast Carolina UniversityGreenville, North Carolina, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy[B], [M], African-American
Robinson, CavinAssistant Professor of PhilosophyLe Moyne CollegeSyracuse, New York, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, Applied Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Early Modern Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Hermeneutics, History of Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance, Normative Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Post-Structuralism, Social and Political PhilosophySocial Contract Theory, Narratology[B], African-American
Russell, CamishaPost-DocColorado CollegeColorado Springs, Colorado, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy[W], [B], [MR], [LGBTQ], African-American
Schroer, JeanineAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Minnesota DuluthDuluth, Minnesota, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyAgency, Oppression, Feminist Ethics[W], [B], African-American
Scott, DamionLecturer*The City College of New York, CUNY and Stony Brook UniversityNew York, New York, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Asian (e.g. Chinese, Indian, etc.) Philosophy, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, European Philosophy, Existentialism, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Post-Structuralism, Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy, Speculative RealismHistory of Ontology, Comparative Ontology, Naturalism, Subject Realism, Speculative Realism and Irrealism, Personal Difference, Ontology of Electronic Music and Digital Art, Phenomenology and Conceptual Analysis of Art Arising Out of Oppression, Aesthetics of Science and Technology, Philosophical Methodology, Trans-humanism, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Peirce, Alain Locke, Watsuji Tetsuro, Fanon, El-Shabbazz (Malcolm X), Deleuze, Sartre, Goodman, Quine, Strawson (father and son), Lewis Gordon, Thomas Nagel, Brandom[B], [OR], [D], African, African-American, Caribbean, Other
Shelby, TommieProfessorHarvard UniversityCambridge, Massachusetts, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy[B], African-American
Silva, GrantAssistant ProfessorMarquette UniversityMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Ethics, Indigenous Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the AmericasLatin American Philosophy, Immigration Ethics, Liberation Philosophy[I], [L/H], Mexican
Simpson, AnikaAssociate ProfessorMorgan State UniversityBaltimore, Maryland, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Sexuality[W], [B]
Souffrant, EddyAssociate ProfessorUNC CharlotteCharlotte, North Carolina, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyDevelopment Ethics, Business Ethics[B], [MR], [NC], Caribbean
Stewart, LindseyPost-DocWellesley CollegeWellesley, Massachusetts, United StatesAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyBlack Feminist Philosophy[B], [W], African-American
Stone, Brad ElliottProfessorLoyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, California, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, European Philosophy, Existentialism, GRIDS+, Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Sexuality, Post-Structuralism, PragmatismFoucault, Heidegger, Spanish Philosophy, Rorty, West[M], [B], African-American
Sundstrom, RonaldProfessorUniversity of San FranciscoSan Francisco, California, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political PhilosophyUrban Justice, Philosophy of the City, Ethics and Public Policy[M], [B], [OR], [LGBTQ]
Taiwo, FemiGraduate StudentUCLALos Angeles, California, USAAfrican and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Critical Theory, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Race, Pragmatism, Social and Political PhilosophyPhilosophy of Black American Music, Philosophy of Capoeira, Philosophy of Colonized Peoples[M], [B], African
Thomas, BrianAdjunctSimon FraserBurnaby, British Columbia, CanadaAfrican American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy[B], African
Tunstall, DwayneAssociate ProfessorGrand Valley State UniversityAllendale, Michigan, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Existentialism, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political PhilosophyAmerican idealism (Royce and Boston personalism), Gabriel Marcel, Personal Identity, Philosophical Anthropology[M], [B], African-American
Waithe, Mary EllenProfessorCleveland State UniversityCleveland, Ohio, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Ancient Greek and Roman, American Indian Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, European Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, Medieval and Renaissance, Middle Eastern Philosophy, Philosophy of the AmericasHistory of Women Philosophers, History of Non-Western Philosophy[W]
Waters, KristinProfessor of Philosophy at Worcester State University and Resident Scholar at Brandeis UniversityWorcester State University and Brandeis UniversityMassachusetts, USA19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Critical Theory, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political PhilosophyPolitical Theory, Black Political Philosophy, Maria W. Stewart[W]
Wilson, YolondaAssistant ProfessorHoward UniversityWashington, DC, USAAfrican American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy[B], [W], African-American