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Idowu Aladejana teaches at Obafemi Awolowo
University in Nigeria.
Allende-Goitía teaches music composition at Western Michigan University.
He studied with Puerto Rican composer Amaury Veray, Rafael Aponte-Ledee,
and Roberto Sierra and has participated in contemporary music workshops held in
the Dominican Republic and Brazil. In 1992, he made a post graduate study in
Musicology at the Center of Studies and Development on Cuban Music, in Cuba,
where he studied Latin American Musicology and field work techniques with the
Cuban ensemble “La Sublime.” Since 1994, he has presented his works in the
“Semi-Annual Grant Still Composer Concert” and the “New Music Premiere,”
in Michigan State University's School of Music Composition Department.
He premiered a work for string orchestra with the Puerto Rico Symphonic
Orchestra on Feb. 23, 1995 and a clarinet assemble in the “Eleventh Annual
Evening New Music and Avant garde Clarinet Music” at MSU that April.
Allende-Goitía’s works in Music/Culture Social History have been
presented at national and international conferences in Puerto Rico, the
Dominican Republic, the United States, Mexico, and Africa.
Ojo Bamikole is a Lecturer in the Department of
Language, Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies at
Banchetti-Robino is Chairperson of the Department of
Philosophy and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University.
Her aeas of Specialization and research are Husserl, Phenomenology,
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Zoosemiotics,
Animal Communication. She is co-editor of the newly founded Journal of the
Caribbean Philosophical Association.
Belle holds the BSc and MSc Degrees (University of the
West Indies), and Ph.D. from Manchester University, England.
He is Senior Lecturer in Government and served as Deputy Dean of the
Faculty, and Deputy Dean for Outreach. He
headed the Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work from 1982 to 1986
and 1994 to 1996. Dr. Belle has been a visiting Professor at the University of
California at Berkely since 1995. His
current research includes Nile Valley Philosophy Analysis, Themes: Materialist
Dialectics and the Memphite Cosmology and Cosmogony of Ancient Pharoanic Egypt;
Diop's African Mode of Production State (AMP);
The Origins of Political Thought; West Indian Political Thought; Maatian
Philosophy and the Re-definition of Social Theory;
The Political Economy of Barbados; Political
Representation in Barbados; Dr. Belle launched the Workers Party of Barbados in
1985 and was its political leader.
Bewaji is Senior Lecturer in the Department of
Language, Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies at
Mona, Jamaica. He received his
Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
His publications include, "The Certain, the Evident, and the Problem
of Criterion: Perspectives in Roderick M. Chisholm's Response to Sceptical
Epistemology" in The Philosophy of Roderick M. Chisholm. Library of
Living Philosophers, Vol. 25, edited by Lewis E. Hahn, and "The self as
the locus of identity - A preliminary philosophical analysis of Professor
Nettleford's discussion of individuality in the Caribbean" in Caribbean
Quarterly (December 1997), and essays on race and the presence of Yoruba
culture in the Caribbean.
Anthony Bogues is Chairperson and Professor of
Africana Studies at Brown University. Between 1994–2001, he taught at the
University of the West Indies , Mona in the Department of Political Science
where he specialized in courses on radical political theory, African and
Caribbean politics . Bogues has had a varied career in journalism , trade
unionism and politics. Between 1989–1992 he was the chief-of-staff for the
late Jamaican prime-minister, Michael Manley.
In 1994, he was a member of the Commonwealth Election Monitoring group
which observed the 1994 South African election. Bogues has been the recipient of
the Ralph Bunche Fellowship from Howard University , Washington DC and a Fellow
of the C.L. R. James Institute. He has also been a visiting scholar in the
Masters of Liberal Arts Program at Dartmouth College, a member of the Institute
of Commonwealth Studies , University of London , School of Advanced Studies and
the recipient of numerous teaching awards both at Brown University and the
University of the West Indies. He is also an associate director for the Center
for Caribbean Thought (University of the West Indies).
Bogues’s major research and writing interests are radical political
thought and theory, intellectual history, African and Caribbean politics and
social and political theory. He is the author of Caliban’s Freedom : The
Early Political Thought of CLR James (Pluto, 1997); Black Heretics and
Black Prophets : Radical Political Intellectuals (Routledge, 2003); Empire,
Imperial Desire and the Politics and Ways of Life (forthcoming), and editor
of two volumes on Caribbean intellectual history: After Man – The Human :
Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter (forthcoming) and The Sovereignty of the
Imagination : Critical Essays on George Lamming (forthcoming). He has
published numerous articles and essays on political thought , intellectual
history and Caribbean politics, culture and society and the associate editor of
the leading Caribbean journal Small Axe; associate series editor for the
book series Caribbean Routes: Beyond Boundaries (Indiana University Press
) and series editor for the book series on the Caribbean intellectual tradition Caribbean
Reasonings (Ian Randle Press)
Boxill is the Pardue Professor of Philosophy at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. He works
in social and political philosophy and African American philosophy. He is the
author of Blacks and Social Justice (1984), and is currently finishing a
book, Boundaries and Justice: On International Ethics and Distributive
Justice. His publications
include: "Morality of Reparations," Social Theory and Practice (1972);
"Self-Respect and Protest," Philosophy and Public Affairs
(1976); "The Morality of Preferential Hiring," Philosophy and
Public Affairs (1978); "Sexual Blindness and Sexual Equality," Social
Theory and Practice (1980); "How Injustice Pays," Philosophy
and Public Affairs (1980); "Global Equality of Opportunity," Social
Philosophy and Policy (1987); "Equality, Discrimination and
Preferential Treatment," in A Companion to Ethics, ed. by Singer
(1990); "Wilson and the Underclass," Ethics (1990);
"Dignity, Slavery and the 13th Amendment," in The Constitution of
Rights, ed. by Meyer and Parent (1992); "Two Traditions in African
American Political Thought," Philosophical Forum (1993); "On
Some Criticisms of Consent Theory," Journal of Social Philosophy
(1993); "The Culture of Poverty," Social Philosophy and Policy (1994);
"Fear and Shame as forms of moral suasion in the thought of Frederick
Douglass,” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society (1995);
"Washington, DuBois, and Plessy v. Ferguson," Law and Philosophy (1997);
"Power and Poverty, the Prospects for World Peace," in Philosophical
Perspecitves on Power and Domination, ed. by Bove and Kaplan (1998).
Brandon is, by training, a philosopher, and now is Programme Co-ordinator at
the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.
Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of the Holy Cross. Before coming
to Holy Cross in the fall of 2002, Professor Bryant earned a BA in sociology and
history from Tulane University (1995), and an A.M. (1997) and Ph.D. in sociology
from Brown University (2002). His
dissertation, entitled “Journeys Along Damascus Road: Black Ministers, the
Call, and the Modernization of Tradition,” explored how contemporary
African-American ministers construct meanings about their vocations by
integrating their understandings of the cultural traditions of the Black Church
with their professional training in the ministry. Professor Bryant teaches
courses in The Sociological Perspective, Race and Ethnic Relations,
African-American-American Social and Religious Thought, and Contemporary
African-American Cultural Productions, each of which draw connections among his
evolving interests in social theory, religious thought, and cultural theory.
Burton is a Tutor in Philosophy in
the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy at the University
of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica.
Christensen teaches at the University of the West
Indies at Mona, Jamaica.
Clarke is Lecturer in Critical Theory in the
Department of Language, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of the
West Indies at Cave Hill. In 2001,
he co-organized the (Re)thinking Caribbean Culture conference in Barbados, which
served as one of the catalysts for the founding of the Caribbean Philosophical
Association. (The other was the
Sylvia Wynter Human After Man conference at Mona in 2002.)
Cusick is a doctoral student of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
Her research focuses on phenomenology and feminist theory, and she is a
founding member of the Phenomenology Roundtable.
W. Donovan is involved with the Northwest Immigrant
Ross Fryer is Assistant Professor of Religion at
Illinois-Wesleyan University, where he
James Gonzalez de Allen is Assistant Professor of
Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Spelman College.
She has written on aesthetics, feminist philosophy, Latin-American
philosophy, and Black Existentialism. She
is also a performance artist.
Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the
University of the West Indies, Barbados. She has published several articles on
Creole linguistics, African-Guyanese culture and has published two books on
Guyanese culture: Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community
(SUNY, 2001), and The Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana (Univ.Press of
America, 2003). Articles on linguistics and African-Guyanese culture have
appeared in several journals including Language, Lingua, International
Journal of American Linguistics, Lore and Language, International
Folklore Review and Mankind Quarterly.
Goodin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Howard
University. Professor Goodin
received the Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New
York City. His philosophical interests lie in Ancient Greek Philosophy, History
of Philosophy, Africana Philosophy, African-American Philosophy, and Afro-Caribbeana
Philosophy. He is the President of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Society
for the Study of Africana Philosophy (S.S.A.P.). He organized a symposium on
Afro-Caribbeana Philosophy at Howard in 2000 and a series of one-day conferences
on the same subject since 2001. Professor
Goodin was born in Jamaica, W.I.
R. Gordon is Professor of Africana Studies and Modern
Culture and Media at Brown University. He
was Chairperson of Africana Studies (1999–2003), and beginning summer 2004, he
will be the Laura H. Carnell University Professor in Philosophy at Temple
University. He also is Ongoing
Visiting Professor of Government at the University of the West Indies at Mona,
Jamaica. He is the author of
several books, including Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (Humanity Books,
1995), Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay in Philosophy and the
Human Sciences (Routledge, 1995), Her Majesty’s Other Children:
Sketches of Racism in a Neocolonial Age (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997),
which won the Gustavus Myer Award for Outstanding Work on Human Rights in North
America, most recently, Existentia Africana: Introducing Africana Existential
Thought (Routledge, 2000). He
is editor of Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy
(Routledge, 1997) and co-editor of Fanon: A Critical Reader
(Blackwell’s, 1996) and A Companion to African-American Studies
(Blackwell’s, forthcoming). His
special editing projects include the section editor for "Philosophy of
Existence" in The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy
(Edinburgh UP, 1999), the Executive Editor of Radical Philosophy
Review: Journal of the Radical Philosophy Association (1998–2003)), and
co-editor of the Africana Philosophy section of the on-line Stanford
Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Gordon
has written many articles, book chapters, and reviews, and he has presented many
distinguished lectures and keynote addresses in North America, the Caribbean,
and Africa. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the City
University of New York and was honored, as well, by the Southwest Philosophy
Association, which devoted its 1997 meetings to his work, and in 1999 by a
special meeting of sister colleges in the Philadelphia region, which was devoted
to his thought, and discussions of his work have appeared in several
encyclopedias, anthologies, journals, and dissertations in his fields of
specialization. Gordon has also been the recipient of numerous humanities
fellowships and residential scholarships at universities in the United States
and abroad. He has been a National Research Foundation Fellow in South Africa, a
Danforth-Compton Fellow, a Fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education
(on whose board he served from 1996 till 1999), a member of the American
Philosophical Association Committee on the Status of Blacks in Philosophy and a
member of that association’s Advisory Committee to the Program Committee, and
a member of the Steering Committee for Philosophy of Religion in the American
Academy of Religion. Interviews with Professor Gordon appear in a variety of
forums, including African American Philosophy: 17 Conversations, which
won the 1999 Choice Outstanding Book Award, and the PBS documentary Parliament
of Minds, which focused on several influential philosophers worldwide.
Before Brown, Gordon taught at Purdue University, where he was the
earliest tenure in the Department of Philosophy and the Program in Afro-American
Studies and a member of the Doctoral Committee on English and Philosophy.
He is a Board of Trustee of the Institute for Caribbean Thought at UWI-Mona,
Board Member of The Encyclopedia of African-American Studies, and a
Fellow of the Institute for Jewish and Community Research. He is President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.
Anna Gordon is a William Penn Fellow in Political
Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is writing a dissertation
on the importance of the concept of the general will in democratic practices of
legitimation and its significance in the thought of W.E.B. Du Bois, Max Weber,
Antonio Gramsci, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Frantz Fanon.
She is author of Why They Couldn’t Wait: A Critique of the
Black-Jewish Conflict Over Community Control in Ocean-Hill Brownsville,
1967–1971 (Routledge, 2001), which was listed by The Gotham Gazette
as one of the four best books recently published on Civil Rights, and editor of
“Radical Philosophies of Education,” a special issue of Radical
Headley is Associate Professor of Philosophy at
Florida Atlantic University, where he also is Assistant to the Dean of Liberal
Arts. He has published essays on
Gottlob Frege; Africana philosophy; and race theory. He is currently working on
a manuscript dealing with developments in postmodernism, deconstruction, and the
question of Black subjectivity. He
is directing the development of Africana Studies at Florida Atlantic University.
He is Vice President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association and
co-editor of The Journal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.
Professor of Africana Studies and Sociology at Brown University, where he was
also director of Afro-American Studies (1992–1999).
He is the author of Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean
Philosophy (Routledge, 2000), Peripheral Capitalism and Underdevelopment
in Antigua (Transaction Books, 1985), editor of New Caribbean:
Decolonization, Democracy, and Development (Institute for the Study of Human
Issues, 1983) and co-editor, with Paul Buhle, of C.L.R. James’s Caribbean
(Duke University Press, 1992). Henry is editor of The C.L.R. James Journal.
Henry formerly taught at the University of Virginia and at the State
University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a recipient of the Annual
Award for Excellence in Teaching four consecutive years (1976 to1980). Henry’s
distinction also includes the Frederick Sperling Award in Philosophy (City
College, 1970). He is Secretary of
Pan-Caribbean Initiatives of the Caribbean Philosophical Association and Editor
of The C.L.R. James Journal.
Hutton is Lecturer in Political Philosophy and Culture
in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies at Mona,
Jamaica. Clinton's interests span Black Nationalist thought, gender studies and
Jamaican political history. His PhD thesis is a study of the Ideology of the
1865 Morant Bay Rebellion. Clinton is also a painter and a photographer.
Irobi was born in the Republic of Biafra and has lived
in exile in Nigeria, Britain and the USA . He studied at the universities of
Nigeria, Sheffield, Leeds and holds a B.A. in English/Drama, M.A. Comparative
Literature, M.A. Film/Theatre, and a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies. His play, Cemetery
Road, won the prestigious World Drama Trust Award for playwriting in 1992.
His other published plays include Hangmen Also Die, The Colour of
Rusting Gold, Nwokedi, Why the Vultures Head is Naked, What Song
do Mosquitoes Sing? and the recently finished Foreplay commissioned
by the Royal Court Theatre in London. He has directed numerous plays and
productions in Ireland, Hungary, USA, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia,
England, Nigeria, Portugal and Scotland. His forthcoming books include Theorizing
the Cinema of Africa and African Diaspora: Ontology, Teleology, Semiology and
Narratology (Routledge, London, 2005) and Before They Danced in Chains:
Performance Theories of Africa and the African Diaspora ( Harvard University
Press, 2006) and a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest
titled `The Shipwreck’ commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Theatre, USA. He has just completed a very exciting book of poetry: Why I
Don’t Like Philip Larkin published by Milton and London: Nsibidi Africana
Publishers, in Boston, Massachusetts , USA.
Jeffers is a student at York University.
His reviews can be found under Amazon.com.
John is Assistant Professor of African Diaspora
Studies in the English Department at the University of Oklahoma.
She is also affiliated with the Film and Video Studies Program as well as
the African/African American Studies Program here at the University of Oklahoma.
Her courses and research focus primarily on 20th Century African American and
African Caribbean literature and culture. Her articles include:
"Complicity, Revolution and Black Female Writing" in RACE & CLASS,
Volume 40, Number 4, April-June 1999, "Neocoloniality, Literary
Representation and the Problem of Disciplinary Solutions,"in Decolonizing
the Academy, Ed., Carole Boyce Davies, New Jersey: Africa World Press,
December, 2002. Her article, "Maybe/Baby It's a Big Mama Thang: Reclaiming
the Power of the Erotic from the Demonic Ground of Black Female Sexuality"
is under consideration for a forthcoming Hip-Hop Issue of the journal Callaloo.
Her book entitled, Clear
Word & Third Sight: Folk Groundings and Alternate Consciousness in African
Caribbean Writing is forthcoming with Duke University Press.
Sholé Johnson is Professor of Philosophy at Middle
Tennessee State University. He is
the author of the critically acclaimed Cornel West and Philosophy (Routledge,
2002). He formerly taught
philosophy at Spelman College.
Kamugisha is a doctoral candidate in Social and
Political Thought at York University, Toronto. He has previously studied at the
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and the University of
California, Berkeley; and is the author of articles in the Journal of Caribbean
History and Race & Class. Currently, he is a Book Review Editor of
Proudflesh: a New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness.
Kiros is a philosopher and writer at Brown University,
and is also a nonresident Du Bois Fellow at Harvard University. He continues to
lecture at Boston University and Suffolk
University, and has taught at Emerson College and Umass, Boston. Among his six
books are his award-winning Self-Construction and the Formation of Human
Values, and his most recent, Explorations in African Political Thought.
He has contributed extensively to scholarly journals, Blackwell’s Companion
to African Philosophy, and Cambridge University Press’ Carribean and
African Literature. As an
editor to the Ethiopian Reporter, The Someville Journal, and
Internet publications, he has published more than three hundred articles as well
as short stories for magazines. His
book Zara Yacob, a philosopher on Modernity is at the end of May, and his
novel, Cambridge Days, is being readied for publication.
Knies holds the Graduate Council and Presidential
fellowships in Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
His areas of focus are phenomenology, philosophy of existence, social and
political thought, and Africana studies. His current projects include developing
the Idea of post-European science as a way into phenomenology and elaborating a
descriptive theory of political expression.
He has previously taught African-American Studies at the Rhode Island
School of Design, and his writings include articles for The C.L.R. James
Journal and Radical Philosophy Review.
Yvette Koch is a doctoral student in American
Civilization at Brown University. She
is also very active in the arts community of Providence, Rhode Island, and
community and international programs devoted to women’s health.
León is a photographer particularly interested in the
topic of visual memory in black communities. He is a member of the collective
team of the Fondo Documental Afro-Andino (Afro-Andean Documental Fund) of the
Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador and the coordinator of the
Fondós photographic archive.
Lowe is Professor in the Department of Literature at
UC San Diego. She teaches
comparative literature and intellectual history, and her research addresses
Asian migration within European and American
Maldonado-Torres is Assistant Professor of Ethnic
Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
He studies European intellectual productions as well as theories that
emerge on the "periphery," including postcolonial expressions in Latin
America, the Caribbean, and the United States. His publications include, among
others, "La antropología filosófica de Emmanuel Lévinas," Intersticios
5.10 (1999); and "The Cry of the Self as a Call from the Other: The
Paradoxical Loving Subjectivity of Frantz Fanon," Listening: Journal of
Religion and Culture (Winter 2001). He
has completed a book entitled, Against War!, and is completing another
entitled, Fanonian Meditations. He
was formerly the Andrew Mellon Assistant Professor of Religion and Critical
Theory at Duke University.
McKenzie is a Lecturer in the Department of Language,
Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies at Mona,
McKittrick is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department
of Geography at York University. Katherine
completed her PhD in 2003; her dissertation, Demonic Grounds:
Black Women, Geography, and the Poetics of Landscape, is currently (and
hopefully) under review at University of Minnesota Press.
Her research interests include the historical, material and philosophical
geographies of the black diaspora, black Canada, black feminist thought, and
Sylvia Wynter. Her writings can be found in Gender, Place and Culture:
A Journal of Feminist Geography, Topia:
A Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, and The Journal of Social and
J. Mehta is Professor of French and Francophone
Studies at Mills College. Her
primary interests are in the fields of postcolonial African and Caribbean
literatures and transnational feminisms. She
is the author of the forthcoming Diasporic (Dis)locations: Indo-Caribbean Women
Writers Negotiate the "Kala Pani;" Rituals of Memory in Contemporary
Arab Women's Writings; a co-edited volume on Indo-Caribbean and Afro-Caribbean
Intellectual Thought; numerous articles on postcolonial literature; and a book
on 19th century French realist fiction. She is currently working on a manuscript
on Indo-Caribbean and Afro-Caribbean Francophone women writers entitled, Framing
Diaspora in Contemporary Francophone Caribbean Women's Literature.
Mendes is a doctoral student in American Civilization
at Brown University, where he is working on a dissertation exploring the concept
and impact of “normality” in American history with a focus on racialization
and racism in the 1950s.
Menon, State University of New York at Buffalo
R. Michau is in the English and Philosophy Ph.D.
Program at Purdue University. His interdisciplinary research interests include
19th-21st century Continental European philosophy, specifically phenomenology,
critical social and race theory, and philosophy of (religious) existence. His
presentation, "A Discourse Ethics of Liberation?," places into
conversation German philosopher and social theorist Jurgen Habermas' notion of a
discourse ethics with Argentinian philosopher and theologian Enrique Dussel's
praxis-based concept of an ethics of liberation.
Mignolo is the William H. Wannamaker Professor of
Literature and Romance Studies and Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke
University. Professor Mignolo has
published extensively on semiotics and literary theory, and has in the past
years been working on colonial cultural history and postcolonial theories. His
recent publications on these topics include: Writing Without Words:
Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Ande, coedited with Elizabeth
H. Boone (1994), and The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy,
Territoriality, Colonization (1995) and winner of the Katherine Singer
Kovacs prize from the Modern Languages Association. He is also author of Local
Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking (1999)
and editor of The Americas: Loci of Enunciations and Imaginary Constructions
(1994–1995). His current interests include colonial expansion and nation
building at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries.
Mills is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1985, and
previously taught at the University of Oklahoma.
His main research interests are in radical and oppositional political
theory, particularly around issues of class, gender, and race.
He has published numerous articles on Marxism, critical race theory, and
African-American philosophy, and has two books on race from Cornell University
Press: The Racial Contract (1997) and Blackness Visible: Essays on
Philosophy and Race (1998). A third book was recently published in Rowman
Littlefield's "New Critical Theory" series: From Class to Race:
Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism. He is currently working on a
joint book with Carole Pateman tentatively titled Contract and Domination.
Monahan is a member of the philosophy faculty at
Marquette University, where he teaches and performs research in the areas of
political philosophy and race theory. His
current focus is on political agency and subjectivity, with emphasis upon
theoretical accounts of oppression and liberation.
Mabogo More teaches Philosophy at the University of
Natal at Durban Westville. He is
one of South Africa’s leading philosophers of African and European
existentialisms. His work also
includes teaching at Durban’s Worker’s College.
He is currently working on a series of critical existential explorations
of the thought of Steve Biko.
Nair is Associate Professor of English at Tulane
University. Her areas of interest
Nayak is in Africana Studies at Brown
Nissim-Sabat is Professor Emerita at Lewis University
and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Counselor. She has written articles on phenomenology,
psychoanalysis, feminism, political thought, and Africana philosophy and
literature. She also is a Member of
the Executive Board of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and
Psychiatry and a Founding Member of the Phenomenology Roundtable.
Nzegwu is Chairperson of the Department of Africana
Studies and Associate Professor of Africana Studies and the Philosophy,
Interpretation, and Culture Graduate Program at Binghamton University.
She also is President of the International Society of African Philosophy
and is well known as a visual artist. Her
published work includes the anthologies Contemporary Textures:
Multidimensionality in Nigerian Art (Binghamton: International Society for
the Study of Africa [ ISSA], 1999) and Issues
in Contemporary African Art (ISSA,1998).
Ochieng-Odhiambo is Head of the Department of History
and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica.
He is well-known for his work on African Sage Philosophy.
He also taught at the University of Nairobi in the Department of
Philosophy. He was the secretary of
the local organizing committee that successfully hosted the World Futures
Studies Federation (WFSF) Conference in Nairobi in 1989. This was the first and
only time that WFSF has held a conference in Africa South of the Sahara. He
received his B.A (hons), M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Nairobi.
He has also written widely in the areas of social political philosophy
and African philosophy.
Petrella is an assistant professor at the University
of Miami. He is the author of Liberation Theology: An Argument and Manifesto
and editor of the forthcoming Latin American Liberation Theology: The Next
Generation. He spends almost
half his time in Argentina and in his spare time roams Buenos Aires or South
Beach in search of pickup soccer games.
Jean Pierre is a member of the St. Lucia Folk Research
Pithouse is a research fellow at the Centre for Civil
Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
He has written a series of articles on Frantz Fanon and was one of the
organizers of the Frantz Fanon Lecture Series at the University of Natal at
Rao teaches at the Université de Montréal and
University Paris X Nanterre.
Roberts is currently a graduate student in Political
Theory at the University of Chicago in the Department of Political Science. A high school teacher prior to graduate school, he is the
recipient of fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Social
Science Research Council. Roberts
co-founded in 2002 the Graduate Student Caucus of Chicago Political Theory [http://cptgrad.uchicago.edu],
a branch of the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought that
recently sponsored a historic conference in downtown Chicago in April 2004 on
Colonialism & Its Legacies. His current writings deal with political theory,
Afro-Caribbean thought, and the concept of freedom.
In addition to writing several articles and conducting interviews in The
Pepper Bird Magazine on topics and figures such as Rastafarianism, Walter
Rodney, Director of PAHO Sir George Alleyne, Angela Davis, Cornel West, and
Religious Existentialism, Roberts is the author of forthcoming articles and book
chapters in The C.L.R. James Journal, Sartre Studies International,
and an anthology devoted to the work of Caribbean thinker Sylvia Wynter
Smith is Associate Professor of English and American
Literature at Brandeis University. Her
research interests are Intellectual and Literary History of the Caribbean,
particularly Anglophone; Popular Culture in the Caribbean; Gender and Sexuality;
African Diaspora aesthetics; African American Literature; Postcolonial
Literature. Her publications
include Creole Recitations: John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation in the
Late 19th-Century Caribbean (University of Virginia Press, 2002).
She is a member of the editorial collective, Small Axe: A Caribbean
Journal of Criticism and a member of the editorial team for the Encyclopedia
of African-American Culture and History; the Black Experience in the Americas,
to be published by Macmillan USA/Gale Group in 2005.
Souffrant teaches philosophy at Howard University.
Sparks is currently pursuing her masters degree in Art
History at Boston University. Having received her undergraduate and first
masters degrees in Literature from North
Lisa Vest received her doctorate from the University
of California, Berkely in 2000 and joined the Seattle University faculty in
2002. Her areas of research and teaching include Native American philosophy,
African and African American philosophy, philosophy and race, philosophy of
science, feminism, and ethics. Dr. Vest has held research positions on a variety
of projects, including projects and programs funded by the Center for the Study
of Women at U.C.L.A., the American Indian Film Institute, U.S.A.I.D., and the
Smithsonian Institution. She is
co-editor, with B. Smith, S. Shue, and J Villereal, of Philanthropy in
Communities of Color (Indiana UP 1998) and author of the forthcoming book A New Dialogic in Philosophy: Debates in African, African
American, and Native American Philosophy.
Walsh is Professor and Director of the Latin American
Cultural Studies Doctoral Program at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in
Quito, Ecuador. She is also a member of the collective team of the Fondo
Documental Afro-Andino, and its administrative coordinator. Her research work in
recent years has been focused on the geopolitics of knowledge, coloniality, and
interculturality in the Latin American context.
Waters is Professor of Philosophy and Director of
Women's Studies at Worcester State College in Massachusetts.
She writes in the areas of ethics, feminist epistemology and political
theory and most recently has edited a book, Women and Men Political Theorists:
Enlightened Conversations. She is
currently working on a both a monograph and an edited collection on Black
feminist theory of the nineteenth century.
Wheelock is Assisant Professor of English at the
University of Pittsburgh. He
received his PhD from Brown University, where his work dealt with the
relationship between the emergence of discourses of civil liberty, reason, and
freedom as they are represented in eighteenth-century writing and ideology and
the emergence of black writing on slavery during the era.
His area of specialization is Anglophone long-eighteenth century
literature and culture, and his research interests are interdisciplinary in
scope, emphasizing the political and philosophical implications of black writing
within the poltical-critical tradition of Locke, Addison, Steele, and Hume.
Wheelock also has interests in Marxist critical theory, hermeneutics,
Existential Phenomenology, and Africana philosophy.
His first publication, "The Slave Narrative and the State:
The Question of Political Criticism and Autobiography in the Interesting
Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano" will appear in the forthcoming
anthology The Silent Language of Their Pens:
Slave Narratives as Readerly/Writerly Texts.
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