Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy

Black [B]

Name Position Organization Location Area of Specialization Self-Identification Research
Abimbola, Kola Associate Professor Howard University Washington, DC
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science [B] African Ifa Literary Corpus, Global Corporate Regulation
Akon-Yamga, Gordon Graduate Student ** University of North Texas Denton, Texas
United States
Environmental Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Ethics in Science [B] African Ghanaian Environmental Justice, Public Policy
Allen, Anita Vice Provost for Faculty and Professor of Law and Philosophy University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy [W] [B] Ethics and Law of Privacy and Data Protection, Bioethics, Human Reproduction, Feminist Philosophy
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
Anderson, Sybol Associate Professor St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City, Maryland
United States
19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Ethics, GRIDS+, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [W] African-American Recognition Theory, Oppression Theory, Hegel
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)
Archer, Avery Assistant Professor The George Washington University Washington D.C., USA
Epistemology, Meta-Ethics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Mind, Practical Reason [M] [B] African-American Caribbean Desire, Intention, Reasons
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]
Bowden, Chelsea Graduate Student University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
United States
Ancient Greek and Roman, Epistemology [B] [W] Virtue Epistemology, Doxastic Responsibility, Pyrrhonian Skepticism
Bright, Liam Kofi Graduate Student * Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
African American Philosophy, Decision, Game, and Rational Choice Theory, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science [B] [M] [MR] Social Epistemology
Burrell, Chris Instructor ** Arizona State University Phoenix, Arizona
United States
Ancient Greek and Roman, Applied Ethics, Asian (e.g. Chinese, Indian, etc.) Philosophy, Ethics [B] African-American
Cassell, Lisa Graduate Student University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts
United States
Epistemology [B] [MR] [W]
Cherry, Myisha Graduate Student University of Illinois, Chicago Chicago, Illinois
United States
Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [LGBTQ] [W] African-American
Cormier, Harvey Associate Professor Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York
United States
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Race, Pragmatism [M] [B] African-American History of Modern Philosophy
DeVries, Sandra PhD Student * University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario
Canada
Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [LGBTQ] [MR] [W] Caribbean Gay
Donelson, Raff Assistant Professor of Law and Philosophy * Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States
Meta-Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Law, Pragmatism [B] [LGBTQ]
Etieyibo, Edwin Assistant Professor University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
African and Africana Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, History of Philosophy, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Disability, Philosophy of Education, So [M] [B] African
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
Ewara, Eyo Graduate Student The Pennsylvania State University State College, Pennsylvania
United States
Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Philosophy of Race, Post-Structuralism, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [LGBTQ] [MR] African gay
Fara, Delia Professor Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey
United States
Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language [W] [B] [MR] African-American Half White Philosophical Linguistics, Names, Definite Descriptions, Vagueness
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
Ford, Anton Associate Professor University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
United States
Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Practical Reason, Social and Political Philosophy [M] [B]
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
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
Gore, Lisa Grad Student ** Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
United States
Applied Ethics [B] [MR] [W] African-American
Greene, Nathifa Assistant Professor Gettysburg College Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
United States
19th & 20th Century Philosophy, African and Africana Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of the Americas, Pragmatism, Social and Political P [B] [W] Caribbean
Harp, Randall Associate Professor University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont
United States
Metaphysics, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Social Science [M] [B] African-American
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
Hogan, Brandon Assistant Professor Howard University Washington, DC
United States
Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Law [B] Hegel, Later Wittgenstein
Hood, Pamela Associate Professor San Francisco State University San Francisco, California
United States
Ancient Greek and Roman, Philosophy of Religion [W] [B] African-American Aristotle, Plato, Metaphysics
Istvan, M. A. ABD Texas A&M University College Station, Texas
United States
Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics [L/H] [LGBTQ] [MR] Other Gender polysexual pansexual interspecies-sexual gender-queer black (African) caucasian (Italian Spanish Hungarian) economic hardship homelessness family illiteracy First-Generation College Student
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)
Kelley, Anthony Graduate Student * University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, Colorado
United States
Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics [B] [M] African-American Well-being
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
Leboeuf, Celine Assistant Professor Florida International University Miami, Florida
United States
Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race [MR] [W] [B] white
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
Maglo, Koffi Associate Professor University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
Applied Ethics, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [M]
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
Matthew, Dale C. Adjunct Professor York University Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [M]
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
McLeod, Alexus Associate Professor University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut
United States
Asian (e.g. Chinese, Indian, etc.) Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy [M] [B] [MR] [LGBTQ] African-American Bisexual Chinese Philosophy, Mayan Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Astronomy
Melton, Desiree Associate Professor Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, Maryland
United States
Existentialism, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [W] [B] [LGBTQ] African-American
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 Other Gender [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
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)
Nwaneri, Ndidi Graduate Student * Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois
United States
Applied Ethics, Critical Theory [B] [W] African Global Justice
Nya, Nathalie Lecturer of Philosophy The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, European Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Social and [W] [B] [MR]
Obi, Augustine PhD Student Australian Catholic University Brisbane, Australia
Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science [B] African Heidegger and the Question of Ethics
Oshana, Marina Professor University of California, Davis Davis, California
United States
Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Law [W] [B] [MR] Assyrian - African-American Autonomy, Responsibility, Agency, Self-Identity
Paul, Elliot Assistant Professor Barnard College, Columbia University New York, New York
United States
Early Modern Philosophy, Epistemology [M] [B] [MR] Caribbean Descartes, Epistemology, Creativity
Preston-Roedder, Ryan Associate Professor Occidental College Los Angeles, California
UA
Ethics, Moral Psychology, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy [M] [B] African-American Faith, Trust, Partiality, Death, Moral Rights
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
Thomas, Michael L Assistant Professor Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
19th & 20th Century Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Ethics, Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy, Speculative Realism [B] Process Philosophy, Philosophy of Race
Tircuit Sr., Ivan Adjunct Instructor * Mount San Antonio College Walnut, CA
United States
Epistemology, Critical Race Theory [B] New Orleans Creole of Color Logic, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Africana Philosophy
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
Wade, Maurice Professor Trinity College Hartford, Connecticut
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy [M] [B] Fanon
Birhane, Abeba PhD Candidate * University College Dublin Dublin,
Ireland
Ethics, Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing, Information and Technology, Philosophy of Science [W] [B] African African-American
Henning, Tempest Doctoral Student Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
United States
Epistemology, Feminist Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Intersectionality, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Race [A] [B] [D] [W] Filipino African-American Black feminist philosophy
Miranda, Dana PhD Student ** The University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
United States
African and Africana Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Social and Political Philosophy [B] [M] African Postcolonial Studies, Monumentalization, Arendt
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
Kalewold, Kalewold Graduate Student University of Maryland, College Park ,
United States
Bioethics, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science [B] [NC]
Akon-Yamga, Gordon Graduate Student University of North Texas Denton, Texas
United States
Environmental Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics [B] Environmental Justice, Public Policy, Oil and Gas Policy in Sub-Sahara Africa
Arah, Benjamin Associate Professor of Government & Philosophy Bowie State University Bowie , MD
United States
Ancient Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics, Plato, Political Philosophy [B] African Plato, African Literature and Philosophy, Business Ethics & CSR
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]
Ani, Emmanuel Senior Lecturer University of Ghana Legon-Accra, Greater Accra
Ghana
Comparative Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy [B] Deliberation and consensus
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