Social and Political Philosophy

Faculty and students in the Department of Philosophy are engaged in ongoing philosophical and interdisciplinary research in the area of social and political philosophy, including the specialized areas of race theory and feminist philosophy.

Faculty

Luvell Anderson (philosophy of race, ethics of racial language)
Verena Erlenbusch (political philosophy, Contemporary European philosophy, Critical Theory, genealogy)
David Miguel Gray (philosophy of race and racism, African-American philosophy)
Mary Beth Mader (feminist theory)
Michael Monahan (social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, Africana philosophy)
Lindsey Stewart (Black feminism)
Deborah Tollefsen (social ontology, feminist philosophy)
Somogy Varga (critical theory, capitalism)

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • Race, Discourse, and the Limits of Understanding (Anderson)
  • Genealogies of Terrorism (Erlenbusch)
  • Black Nationalism (Gray)
  • Collective Responsibility (Tollefsen)
  • Epistemic Injustice (Tollefsen)

Recent and Upcoming Seminars

  • Collective Responsibility (Tollefsen)
  • Slurs (Anderson)