William M. Paris

University of Toronto | Department of Philosophy | Toronto | ON M5R 2M8

william.paris@utoronto.ca

Academic Employment

2012-2018

The Pennsylvania State University

PhD, Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Dissertation Title: The Value of Invention: On the Ungendering of Black Life in

Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Hortense Spillers

Dissertation Committee: Nancy Tuana and Robert Bernasconi (Co-Chairs), Leonard    Lawlor, AnneMarie Mingo

2010-2012

New York University

MA, Interdisciplinary Studies

2006-2010

Susquehanna University

BA, Philosophy and Creative Writing, summa cum laude

Awards and Honors

2021-Present

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Toronto

2020-2021

Frank B. Weeks Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University

2018-2020

Postdoctoral Weinberg Fellow in Philosophy at Northwestern University

Education

2017

Forrest S. Crawford Graduate Fellowship in Ethical Enquiry at Penn State

2017

Harold F. Martin Teaching Award at Penn State

2016

Sara Woods Outstanding Graduate Student Award at Penn State

Publications

2022

“Crisis Consciousness, Utopian Consciousness, and the Struggle for Racial Justice” in Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology (Forthcoming).

2021

“‘Socialism or Barbarism’: C. L. R. James and the Politics of Hope and Utopia” in The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College. 9: 31-37.

2020

“On Protest and Hope as Social Inquiry” in APA Blog, https://blog.apaonline.org/2020/12/29/on-protest-and-hope-as-social-inquiry/.

2019

“‘One Does Not Write for Slaves’: Wynter, Sartre, and the Poetic Phenomenology of Invention” in The Journal of Speculative Philosophy. 33 (3): 407-421.

2019

“Gender and Technology in Frantz Fanon: Confrontations of the Clinical and Political” in Philosophy Compass.

2018

Book Review of Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform in Critical Philosophy of Race. 6 (1): 101-108.

2018

“Humanism’s Secret Shadow: The Construction of Black Sexuality/Gender in Frantz Fanon and Hortense Spillers” in PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism. Winter 8 (1): 81-99.

2018

Co-Authored Book Chapter with Dr. Kathryn Gines, Azita Ranjbar, Edward O’Bryn, Eyo Ewara “Philosophical Special Topics: ‘Black Feminism and

Intersectionality’ (A Case Study for Pedagogy and Praxis)” in Black Women’s Liberatory Pedagogies: Resistance, Transformation, and Healing within and Beyond the Academy. Edited by Olivia Perlow, Durene I. Wheeler, Sharon L. Bethea, and Barbara M. Scott with Palgrave Macmillan.

2016

“Developing Resistant Imaginations in Assata Shakur and Mamphela Ramphele” in Critical Philosophy of Race. 4 (2): 205-221.