Lisa M. Anderson
Secretary for Black Feminism and Performance Art
Lisa M. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies and African and African American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, where she also serves as the Associate Director for Graduate Studies for SST. She is a semiotician by training, whose interests include the political economy of black women in television production, afrofuturism, queer black women’s lived experience of disease, and black feminist thought more broadly. Her undergraduate degree was in political theory, and she received her PhD from University of Washington-Seattle in Drama. She has published on African American theatre, black women playwrights and filmmakers, and is currently completing a book on black women in television. She teaches courses on feminist theory, feminist phenomenologies, intersectionality, black feminist thought, and race gender and sexuality in science fiction.
Emmanuel Banywesize Mukambilwa
Secretary for Outreach to the French-Speaking African Academic Communities
Emmanuel Banywesize Mukambilwa is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Lubumbashi (DRC). He teaches Epistemology of human sciences and Epistemology of Sciences of Communication and Information. He was Associate Researcher in the Edgar Morin Center, which is affiliated to the International Institute of Contemporary Anthropology (IIAC) and to the School of Social Sciences (EHESS-CNRS) in France. He is Director of EcoPo Lubumbashi, a College of Political and Economic Governance. Among his published monographies, edited books and articles are: Le complexe. Contribution à l’avènement de l’Organisaction chez Edgar Morin, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2007 ; Frontières et gouvernance sécuritaire pour le développement économique de la République Démocratique du Congo (en collaboration avec Jean-Marie Dikanga Kazadi), Paris, L’Harmattan, 2013 ; Science et métaphysique, in Cahiers épistémo-logiques (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2017) ; « L’épistémologie appliquée de Karl Popper : une épistémologie de la reliance restreinte » (Cahiers Epistémo-logiques, 2016) ; « Interculturalité et vivre-ensemble en Afrique. Reprendre une question par l’épistémologie du complexe » (Revue Nunya, Université de Lomé, 2016) ; « La part bachelardienne et poppérienne dans l’épistémologie d’Edgar Morin » (Cahiers Epistémo-logiques, 2017) ; « Territoire de résistance sociale. Pouvoir et défis des mouvements citoyens en Afrique francophone » (Revue Congo-Afrique, janvier 2018) ; « De la démocratie autoritaire. Considération sur la gouvernementalité en RD Congo » (Revue Congo-Afrique, janvier 2019) ; « D’une société à l’autre. Penser le futur du Congo au-delà des errements politiques et éthiques » (Revue Congo-Afrique, avril 2019).
Alejandro De Oto
Secretary of Philosophies of the South and Fanonian Studies
Secretaria de Filosofías del Sur y Estudios Fanonianos
Alejandro is researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in Argentina, and a professor of philosophical research methodology at the University of San Juan, where he also taught history of historiography and history of Asia and Africa, centering on the theoretical and political processes of postcoloniality. He holds a doctorate from the Center of Asian and African Studies at the Colegio de Mexico, has been a Research Fellow at Brown University, and has participated in the University of Cape Town African Series Seminar. He is a member in different academic associations and has published more than 70 articles and book chapters on postcolonial critical theory, travel literature, and Fanonian critical theory. He has authored several books including Frantz Fanon. Política y poética del sujeto poscolonial (México), which was awarded the “Frantz Fanon Prize for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought” from the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2005. Most recently, Alejandro co-edited Metodologías en Contexto. Intervenciones en perspectiva feminista/postcolonial/latinoamericana in the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).
Rosemere Ferreira da Silva
Secretary of Afro-Brazilian and Caribbean Literature
Dr. Rosemere Ferreira da Silva is Associate Professor at the State University of Bahia (Universidade do Estado da Bahia / UNEB), where she has taught since 2012. She is a specialist in Brazilian Literature, Afro-Braszilian Literature, Comparative Literature and Ethnic and African Studies. Her research focuses on Afro-Brazilian and Caribbean Literature. She is the coordinator of Literatura and Afrodescendência research group at UNEB. She is currently writing a book about black intellectuals. Dr. Da Silva is a Research Scholar in the Philosophy Department at UCONN-Storrs and part of the editorial team of Black Issues in Philosophy. Read more.
Secretary of Outreach Across African American and African Communities
Takiyah is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College. She is particularly interested in questions of political economy (read development), gender, and health in the African diaspora. Her current book project examines the ways in which the contemporary development paradigm reproduces underdevelopment in Burkina Faso and Kenya. Her next book project will focus on legacies of population control in contemporary campaigns for reproductive rights and family planning. She has forthcoming publications in Third World Quarterly and Social Identities. She has also contributed to Pambazuka News. Her larger interests involve building connections around the African diaspora that will foment generative moments of solidarity.
Secretary for Graduate Outreach
ज्योतिस्/ജ്യോതിസ് / Jyothis James is a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Philosophy from Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL in 2012 and then he pursued a Masters in Syriac Studies at St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), Kottayam, Kerala, Republic of India. James is interested in the topics of whiteness, racialization, diaspora, anti-colonial studies.
Chair of British Outreach
Kojo Koram is a Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck School of Law, University of London. Prior to academia, Kojo worked in social welfare law, as well as youth work and teaching. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 and then received his PhD in 2017. His dissertation examined the position of the law on controlled drugs within the legacy of empire. Kojo also works as a legal advisor with Release. In this role, Kojo offers free legal advice at several legal outreach projects across London to clients who are engaged with drug and alcohol treatment centres.
Secretary for Institutional Memory and Archiving
Thomas Meagher is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He works in the areas of social and political philosophy, Africana philosophy, phenomenology, and existentialism, with particular interest in questions pertaining to race, gender, and coloniality and their capacity to shape and re-shape human values. He earned his doctorate at the University of Connecticut where he completed his dissertation, “Maturity in a Human World: A Philosophical Study.” He has also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University and as a Du Bois Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Dana Francisco Miranda
Secretary of Digital Outreach and
Chair of Architectonics
Dana Francisco Miranda is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His work is in political philosophy, Africana philosophy, and 19th century and contemporary European thought. He earned his doctorate at the University of Connecticut where he completed his dissertation, “Approaching Cadavers: Suicide and Depression in the African Diaspora,” which investigated the philosophical significance of suicide, depression and well-being for members of the African Diaspora. He also currently serves as a Junior Research Fellow for the Applied Ethics Center (University of Massachusetts Boston). Read more.
Victor Hugo Pacheco Chávez
Secretary of Critical Theory and Social Thought
Victor graduated in History from the UNAM, where he also completed a Master's Degree with honors in Latin American Studies. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Latin American Studies at the same university. Victor is an adjunct instructor of philosophy and history at various schools in the UNAM, including the School of Philosophy and Letters and the National School of Anthropology and History. He is a member of the Jose Carlos Mariátegui committee in Peru, board member of the journals “Memory” (Journal of Militant Critique), and “Demarcations” (Latin American journal of Althusserian studies in Chile), a team member in the CLACSO project “Legacies and Perspectives of Marxism,” and co-producer of the “Mistaken Times: Critical Theory from the Margins” podcast. His most recent publications include La jaula de la dominación. Ensayos en torno a la obra de Aníbal Quijano, Santiago de Chile, Editorial Doble Ciencia, 2018; Antología del pensamiento crítico mexicano contemporáneo, Argentina, CLACSO, 2015 (in México, by CEIICH-UNAM, 2018); Raquel Tibol: la crítica y la militancia, México, CEMOS/Secretaria de Cultura de la Ciudad de México, 2016; Confluencias barrocas. Los pliegues de la modernidad en América Latina, Leiden, Almenara, 2017. Victor obtained first place in the Antologías del Pensamiento Social Latinoamericano y Caribeño de CLACSO contest in 2014, and awarded the CPA Ana Julia Cooper prize in 2017.
Peter K. J. Park
Secretary of LGBTQ Affairs and Chair of Texas Outreach
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Peter Park is Associate Professor in the History, History of Ideas, and Philosophy Programs at the University of Texas at Dallas. He studies European colonialism, knowledge systems, cultural transfer, cultural canons, and identity. His publications include books and articles on racism and the historiography of philosophy, German Orientalism, comparative linguistics, early modern Jewish anti-Christian literature, philosophical skepticism, scientific racism in the Enlightenment, and German and French Enlightenment thinkers on China. He teaches historiography (theories and practices of historical research and writing), early modern Europe, the European Enlightenment, the history of philosophy, comparative philosophy, and philosophies of race. His current project is a book on Enlightenment historical writers' inscribing of race into modern historiography. Since 2017, he has served as a member of the Exhibits Committee and the Programming and Education Committee for the GLBT Historical Society and Museum in San Francisco.
LaRose T. Parris
Secretary of Africana Existential Literature and
Public School Outreach
Born in Jamaica, West Indies and raised in New York, LaRose T. Parris is Associate Professor of English at Lehman College/CUNY where she teaches courses in African American Literature, Contemporary Black Fiction, and Composition. Her first book, Being Apart: Theoretical and Existential Resistance in Africana Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2015), was awarded the Nicolás Guillén Prize for Outstanding Book in Philosophical Literature, bestowed by the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2016. She has also received several Chancellor’s Research Fellowships and grants from the City University of New York. Her fiction and criticism have appeared in Callaloo, the Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Entre Letras, and the Journal of Pan African Studies. In addition to teaching courses in writing and literature at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, New School University, New York Institute of Technology, and City College/CUNY, she has also led graduate seminars at the Caribbean Philosophical Association Summer Institute. Her research interests include historical literary studies, Africana cultural criticism, Africana existentialism, Black radical thought, and Black feminist thought.