Lewis Ricardo Gordon
(born 1962) is an American philosopher
who works in the areas of Africana philosophy
, philosophy of human and life sciences, phenomenology
, philosophy of existence, 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 race and racism, postcolonial phenomenology, Africana and black existentialism
, and on the works and thought of W. E. B. Du Bois
and Frantz Fanon
Gordon graduated in 1984 from Lehman College
, through the Lehman Scholars Program, with a B.A.
, magna cum laude
and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa
. He completed his MA
and M. Phil.
in philosophy in 1991 at Yale University
, and received his Ph.D.
with distinction from the same university in 1993. Following the completion of his doctoral studies, Gordon taught at Brown University
, Yale, and Purdue University
. He is currently the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy at Temple University
in the Department of Philosophy with affiliations in Religious and Judaic Studies, and an Ongoing Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Government at the University of the West Indies
at Mona, Jamaica
At Temple, he is Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought, which is devoted to research on the complexity and social dimensions of race and racism. The ISRST's many projects include developing a consortium on... Read More