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African American Studies
Anwar Uhuru is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and affiliate faculty in the departments of Philosophy and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Wayne State University. Their research focuses on human value on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, and ableism. They have publications in the Journal of Hip Hop Studies, The APA Newsletter: Philosophy and the Black Experience, and Radical Philosophy Review. Their forthcoming book, The Insurrectionist Case for Reparations: Race, Value and Ethics, will be published through SUNY Press.
Research interest(s)/area of expertise
Black Existentialism, Africana Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Dis-Crit Theory, and Performance Studies.
- St. John's University, Ph.D.
- Teacher's College, Columbia University Ed.M.
- Marygrove College, B.A. and M.A.
- “Imbedded” Belonging and Black Being: A Critical Analysis of Hip Hop Beingness in Kendrick Lamar’s 2016 Grammy Awards Performance. https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1136&context=jhhs
- The Polemical as Non-Violent Protest: James Baldwin and the “Gendered” Black Body. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.apaonline.org/resource/collection/950518C1-3421-484C-8153-CDA6ED737182/BlackExperienceV21n1.pdf
- Textual Mysticism: Reading the Sublime in Philosophical Mysticism. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.apaonline.org/resource/collection/950518C1-3421-484C-8153-CDA6ED737182/BlackExperienceV19n2.pdf
Courses taught by Anwar Uhuru
Fall Term 2023 (current)
- GSW5400 - Topics in Gender and Women's Studies
- AFS3250 - Politics and Culture in Anglophone Caribbean
- AFS5310 - Special Topics in African American Studies
- PHI5800 - Special Topics in Philosophy