The peer-reviewed Journal on African Philosophy (JAP) has just published a special-issue on African and Africana philosophy. Issue 14, "A Dialogue with African and Africana Philosophers" is guest-edited by Azuka Nzegwu, PhD. This special-issue is the inaugural issue of a new series in JAP that seeks to engage scholars in the field. The series celebrates their achievements by highlighting who they are, what their views are on their philosophy, their areas of research, scholarship, and life. Professor Kathryn T. Gines pointed out eloquently in her interview a fact about Africana philosophy that also extends to African philosophy. She says:
"There are many philosophy departments in the US that have no interest or intention of ever engaging or taking seriously Africana Philosophy. In these spaces it is difficult to be a part of the epistemological framework of philosophy. But there are increasingly more spaces in which Africana Philosophy is taught and taken seriously. It is important to support and continue to cultivate the spaces where this is happening." -- Kathryn T. Gines
This issue will be a great asset to anyone teaching philosophy, African philosophy, Africana philosophy, feminism, race, politics, and to anyone whose research is intra, inter and multidisciplinary. To read this issue, subscribe to monthly, annual or give a gift of subscription to a colleague or student(s). Subscribers always get first access to the journal.
Issue 14: A Dialogue with African and Africana Philosophers
Editorial: A Dialogue with African and Africana Philosophers (Azuka Nzegwu)
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Interview with Professor Lewis Gordon - Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He describes himself as an Afro-Jewish philosopher and musician from the island of Jamaica. He has numerous book publications and more than 200 articles to his name.
Interview with Professor Nkiru Nzegwu - Professor of Africana Studies at Binghamton University. A prolific writer in the areas of art, cultural and women's studies, she is a pioneer of online academic publishing, editor of the peer-reviewed, award-winning JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, and founder of Africa Knowledge Project (AKP) – a digital platform for publishing and distributing peer-reviewed academic journals and curated resources
Interview with Professor Tommy Curry - Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University where he holds the prestigious Ray A. Rothrock Fellowship. He is the president of Philosophy Born of Struggle, one of the oldest Black philosophy organizations in the country. He has more than 50 articles and book chapters on racism and white supremacy, critical race theory, hip-hop, and Black male vulnerability.
Interview with Professor Kathryn T. Gines - Associate Professor of Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University. She has published articles on race, assimilation, feminism, intersectionality, and sex and sexuality in contemporary hip-hop. She is the founding director of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers (CBWP), a certified yoga teacher, and the founding director of Work.Life.Wellness.Balance.Bliss.
Interview with Dr. Mbih Tosam - Lecturer and Chair of Philosophy at the Higher Teacher Training College (HTTC) Bambili of The University of Bamenda.
Interview with Professor Charles Mills - Distinguished Professor at City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Author of The Racial Contract, a widely adopted book on the study of bigotry and human rights in North America. The book won a Myers Outstanding Book Award for the study of bigotry and human rights in North America.
Interview with Professor Mogobe Ramose - Associate Research Professor of Philosophy, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, South Africa. He founded the Philosophy department in the former Venda University, South Africa.
Interview with Professor Godfrey Tangwa - Professor of Philosophy at the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon and Chairperson of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN).
Interview with Professor Yunusa Kehinde Salami - Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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