Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy

American Philosophy

Name Position Organization Location Area of Specialization Self-Identification Research
Anderson, Luvell Assistant Professor University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee
United States
African American Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Race [B] African-American Semantics and Ethics of Racial Language, Ethics and Aesthetics of Racial Humor, Black Semantics
Appiah, Kwame Anthony Professor NYU New York, New York
United States
African 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 [B] Gay [M] African Anglo-Ghanaian Origin Identity, Idealization, Political Theory, Philosophy of Social Science (esp. in relation to religion)
Basevich, Elvira Graduate Student CUNY New York, New York
United States
19th & 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 P [W]
Bierria, Alisa Graduate Student ** Stanford University Stanford, California
US
African American Philosophy, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sexuality, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [LGBTQ] [W] African-American Lesbian Violence & Redress; Agency & Subjectivity; Feminist Epistemology
Birt, Robert Assistant Professor Bowie State University Bowie, Maryland
United States
African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology [B]
Bohrer, Ashley Postdoctoral Fellow Hamilton College Clinton, New York
United States
19th & 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 [LGBTQ] [W]
Corlett, Angelo Professor SDSU San Diego, California
United States
African 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, Sharin Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Houston-Downtown Houston, Texas
United States
19th & 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 [W] [O]
Evans Jr., Daw-Nay R. Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lake Forest College Lake Forest, Illinois
United States
19th & 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 C Associate Professor North Carolina State University Raleigh , North Carolina
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Social Science, Social and Political Philosophy [M] [B] African-American Philosophy of Sport
Franklin, A. Todd Professor of Philosophy Hamilton College Clinton, New York
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [M] [B] African-American Critical Race Theory, Black Consciousness
Frankowski, Alfred Assistant Professor Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Illinois
United States
19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Existentialism, Hermeneutics, History of Philosop [B] [M] [MR] African-American
Gallegos, Sergio Assistant Professor MSU Denver Denver, Colorado
United States
Latin American Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics [L/H] Mexican Indigenous Feminism, Scientific Models, Scientific Representation, Social epistemology
Garcia, Jorge Professor Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
United States
African American Philosophy, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [M] [B] [L/H] African-American Caribbean Virtues, Moral Concepts, Racism, Social Construction
Gooding-Williams, Robert Professor Columbia University New York, New York
United States
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Existentialism, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [M] African-American
Gordon, Lewis Professor University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut
United States
19th & 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, Europe [A] [B] Chinese Indian African-American Caribbean Philosophy of Existence, Philosophy in Film, Literature, and Music, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophical Anthropology
Gray, David Miguel Asst. Prof. of Philosophy; Affiliate Institute for Intelligent Systems The University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee
USA
African American Philosophy, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Race [M] [L/H] [MR] Mexican Half Caucasian/Half Mexican Du Bois, Metaphysics of Race, Race & Language, Race & Psychology, Civil Disobedience, Cognitive Psychopathology, Cognitive Phenomenology, Consciousness, Cognitive Modeling
Harris, Leonard Professor Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana
United States
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Existentialism, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Social Science, Pragmatism, [B] African-American
Havis, Devonya Associate Professor Canisius College Buffalo, New York
United States
African American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Post-Structuralism [W] [B] African-American Post Modern Ethics, Epistemology of Resistance
James, Robin Associate Professor UNC Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
19th & 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 Intersecti [W] Philosophy of Music, Sound Studies, Digital Media, Feminist Theory
Jean-Marie, Vivaldi Associate Professor Columbia University/City University of New York New York City, New York
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Race [M] [B] Caribbean
Jones, Richard None None Lunenburg, Massachusetts
United States
19th & 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, John Assistant Professor Millersville University Millersville, Pennsylvania
United States
African 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 [L/H] Mexican Human Rights, Pacifism, Borderlands/Border Theory
King, Rodmon Assistant Professor Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, New York
United States
African 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 M Associate Professor Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center New York, NY
United States
19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, European Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Normative Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Action [B] [L/H] [M] African-American Caribbean Kant & Hegel; Africana Philosophy
Lewis, Dwight ABD, Pre-Doc Fellow at Emory University of South Florida Tampa, Florida
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Anton Wilhelm Amo, Recreating the Early Modern Canon [B] African-American Female Philosophers in Early Modern Europe, Feminism, Philosophy of Sexuality, Philosophy of Science, Frantz Fanon, Theology and Spirituality, Religion, Ethics
Mason, Qrescent Mali Assistant Professor Berea College Berea, Kentucky
United States
19th & 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 Sexuality [B] [W] Autobiography, Black Feminist Philosophy, the Erotic
McBride, Lee Associate Professor The College of Wooster Wooster, Ohio
United States
American Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race [B] [L/H] [MR] [P] African-American American philosophy, African-American philosophy, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Race, Insurrectionist Ethics, Environmental Ethics
McErlean, Jennifer Professor Siena College Loudonville, New York
United States
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Science [W]
Mitchell, Megan Assistant Professor * Stonehill College Easton, Massachusetts
United States
African American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [W]
Mora-Moreno, Emanuel Graduate and Professional Student ** Yale New Haven, Connecticut
United States
19th & 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 [OG] [B] [I] [L/H] [MR] [OR] [D] [LGBTQ] [NC] Transgender PanPlatonic African African-American Caribbean South American Basque Spinoza, Philosophy of Language (Semantics, Pragmatics), Seneca, Hume, Wittgenstein, Modality, Modal Logic/Metaphysics/Epistemology, Borges, Scotus, Kant, Rorty/Brandom, Plato/Aristotle/Leibniz/ Hegel
Mosley, Albert Professor Smith College Northampton, Massachusetts
United States
African 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, Mechthild Professor of Philosophy SUNY Cortland Cortland, New York
United States
Aesthetics 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 La [W] [NC] Criminal Justice Ethics
Neal, Anthony Assistant Professor Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi
United States
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy [B] African-American Howard Thurman, Modern Era of the African American Freedom Struggle (1896-1975)
Nelson, Maldonado-Torres Associate Professor Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of the Americas, Social and Political Philosophy [L/H] [M] Caribbean Puerto Rico Decolonial theorizing
Reed, Corey Graduate Student * University of Memphis Memphis, Tenessee
United States
Philosophy of Race and Racism, African American Philosophy, Phenomenology, Black Masculinity/Feminism, Aesthetics [B] [M] African-American Issues of Identity, Representation, and Liberation, specifically concerning Black Masculinity
Roberts, Rodney Associate Professor East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina
United States
African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [M] African-American
Robinson, Cavin Assistant Professor of Philosophy Le Moyne College Syracuse, New York
United States
African 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 Eth [B] African-American Social Contract Theory, Narratology
Russell, Camisha Post-Doc Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States
African 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, Jeanine Assistant Professor University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota
United States
African American Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [W] [B] African-American Agency, Oppression, Feminist Ethics
Scott, Damion Lecturer * The City College of New York, CUNY and Stony Brook University New York, New York
United States
19th & 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 C [B] [OR] [D] African African-American Caribbean Other History 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, Aesthetic
Shelby, Tommie Professor Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts
United States
African American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [B] African-American
Silva, Grant Assistant Professor Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
African American Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Ethics, Indigenous Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas [I] [L/H] Mexican Latin American Philosophy, Immigration Ethics, Liberation Philosophy
Simpson, Anika Associate Professor Morgan State University Baltimore, Maryland
United States
African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Sexuality [W] [B]
Souffrant, Eddy Associate Professor UNC Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [MR] [NC] Caribbean Development Ethics, Business Ethics
Stewart, Lindsey Post-Doc Wellesley College Wellesley, Massachusetts
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [W] African-American Black Feminist Philosophy
Stone, Brad Elliott Professor Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California
United States
19th & 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 Se [M] [B] African-American Foucault, Heidegger, Spanish Philosophy, Rorty, West
Sundstrom, Ronald Professor University of San Francisco San Francisco, California
United States
African American Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [M] [B] [OR] [LGBTQ] Urban Justice, Philosophy of the City, Ethics and Public Policy
Taiwo, Femi Graduate Student UCLA Los Angeles, California
United States
African 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 Philosophy [M] [B] African Philosophy of Black American Music, Philosophy of Capoeira, Philosophy of Colonized Peoples
Thomas, Brian Adjunct Simon Fraser Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada
African American Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [B] African
Tunstall, Dwayne Associate Professor Grand Valley State University Allendale, Michigan
United States
African American Philosophy, Classical American Philosophy (esp. Josiah Royce), Existentialism (European and Africana traditions) [M] [B] African-American Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy
Vest, Jennifer Lisa Escaped Associate Professor N/A Los Angeles, California
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, American Indian Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Race [B] [I] [LGBTQ] [MR] [D] [W] African-American Caribbean Metaphilosophy
Waithe, Mary Ellen Professor Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio
United States
19th & 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 Philos [W] History of Women Philosophers, History of Non-Western Philosophy
Waters, Kristin Professor of Philosophy at Worcester State University and Resident Scholar at Brandeis University Worcester State University and Brandeis University Massachusetts, USA
19th & 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 [W] Political Theory, Black Political Philosophy, Maria W. Stewart
Wilson, Yolonda Assistant Professor Howard University Washington, DC
United States
African 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
Alcoff, Linda Marin Professor Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
United States
19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Epistemology, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philo [L/H] Multi-racial [W] Central American
Mr., Justin Graduate Student * University of Arkansaa Fayetteville, AR
United States
African American Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Social Science [B]
Nkamwa, Hugues Iindependent Researcher * None Columbia Maryland, MD
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, African American Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Metaphysics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Psychology, Social and Political Philosophy, Speculative Realism [B] [M] African Social and Poilitical Philosophy, Futurism,Metaphysics, African and African Philosophy, Performance Managemen
Solis, Mario Professor Universidad de Costa Rica San José, San Pedro
Costa Rica
20th Cent. Anglo-American Philosophy [L/H] Political and moral philosophy, theories of justice, Latin American Philosophy, Development Ethics
Pearson, James Assistant Professor Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
United States
20th Cent. Anglo-American Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind [LGBTQ] [M]
Sanchez, Robert Assistant Professor Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
United States
Existentialism, Latin American Philosophy, Social Philosophy [L/H] [M] Mexican-American Mexican Philosophy
Wright, Helene Independent Researcher Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana
United States
African-American Philosophy, Bioethics, Critical Theory, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Social Philosophy [B]
d'Agostini, Franca Lecturer University of Milan Milano,
Italy
20th Cent. Anglo-American Philosophy, 20th Cent. Continental Philosophy, Logic, Metaphysics [W] Analytic-Continental Divide, Paradoxes, Truth, Dialectics, Paraconsistent Logics, Meta-metaphysics, Nihilism
Binder, Marnie Lecturer California State University Sacramento Sacramento, CA
United States
20th Cent. Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, American Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of History [W] pragmatism, philosophy of history and historiography
Bustos Arellano, Aurora Georgina Graduate Student Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico City , Mexico City
Mexico
20th Cent. Anglo-American Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Kant, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Gender, Practical Ethics, Social Philosophy [L/H] [NC] [O] [W] Mexican Epistemic Injustice, Epistemology of Testimony, Testimony, Social Injustice, Rape Culture, Feminism, Gender Based Violence, Gender Based Discrimination, Activism, Applied Philosophy, Applied Epistemology
Marinho, Vinicius Ph.D. student * University of Chicago Chicago , IL
United States
African-American Philosophy, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion [L/H] [MR] [NC] [OR] Black Atlantic, Afro-Brazilian culture and religion, black theology, history, Africana philosophy
Chambers, Clare Reader in Political Philosophy University of Cambridge Cambridge,
United Kingdom
20th Cent. Anglo-American Philosophy, Child, Family, Parenting, and Reproduction Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Political Philosophy [W] Marriage and Personal Relationships, Beauty and Appearance Norms, Contemporary Liberalism, Liberal Feminism, Radical Feminism, Social Construction, Political Philosophy of Multiculturalism and Religion, Equality, Autonomy
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