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
New York University
MA, Interdisciplinary Studies
BA, Philosophy and Creative Writing, summa cum laude
Awards and Honors
Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Toronto
Frank B. Weeks Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University
Postdoctoral Weinberg Fellow in Philosophy at Northwestern University
Forrest S. Crawford Graduate Fellowship in Ethical Enquiry at Penn State
Harold F. Martin Teaching Award at Penn State
Sara Woods Outstanding Graduate Student Award at Penn State
“Crisis Consciousness, Utopian Consciousness, and the Struggle for Racial Justice” in Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology (Forthcoming).
“‘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.
“‘One Does Not Write for Slaves’: Wynter, Sartre, and the Poetic Phenomenology of Invention” in The Journal of Speculative Philosophy. 33 (3): 407-421.
“Gender and Technology in Frantz Fanon: Confrontations of the Clinical and Political” in Philosophy Compass.
Book Review of Tommie Shelby’s Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform in Critical Philosophy of Race. 6 (1): 101-108.
“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.
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.
“Developing Resistant Imaginations in Assata Shakur and Mamphela Ramphele” in Critical Philosophy of Race. 4 (2): 205-221.