Category Archives: Reading Groups

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Crenshaw & Collins

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group here has been weaving its way through black phenomenology and black epistemology. After reading some of Jean-Paul Sartre’s work in support of African liberation struggles, we moved on to read Frantz Fanon, Kathryn Gines, James Baldwin, and Achille Mbembe. Now we’re going to do a double session, looking at the important work of KimberlĂ© Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Crenshaw & Collins

(CANCELLED) Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Derrida, Mbembe, Foucault

Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone this event. If there’s interest, we’re hold it again later in June!

Come join our regular reading group for a special session featuring seniors at CSU Monterey studying critical legal philosophy. The normal reading group will be joined by these students for a conversation exploring the works of Michel Foucault, Achille Mbembe, and Jacques Derrida. Continue reading (CANCELLED) Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Derrida, Mbembe, Foucault

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Kathryn Gines

After reading Sartre and Beauvoir, we became interested in black existentialism and phenomenology. We’ve been exploring Frantz Fanon and James Baldwin, and now we’re going to read an essay by Kathryn Gines that was published in Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy: “Sartre, Beauvoir, and the Gender/Race Analogy: The Case for Black Feminist Philosophy”.

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