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Lewis R. Gordon

Public intellectual, academic, musician

Connecticut, USA 🇺🇸

Lewis R. Gordon (he/him) is an Afro-Jewish public intellectual, academic, and musician who works in the areas of Africana philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, social and political theory, postcolonial thought, theories of race and racism, philosophies of liberation, aesthetics, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion. He has written particularly extensively on Africana and black existentialism, postcolonial phenomenology, race and racism, and on the works and thought of W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon. Gordon teaches at UCONN, where he is Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department, and authored many well-recognized books, including Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization (2021) and Fear of Black Consciousness (2022), his most recent books. He is this year’s recipient of the Eminent Scholar Award from the Global Development Studies division of the International Studies Association and is Distinguished Scholar at the Most Honourable PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Mulatu Astakte: The Contribution of Africa’s Culture to the World (Part 1)