Anwar Uhuru

Anwar Uhuru

Assistant Professor

5057 Woodward Ave., 11th floor 


African American Studies

Anwar Uhuru

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
  • Performance studies 


  • Ph.D., St. John's University
  • Ed.M., Teacher's College, Columbia University
  • B.A. and M.A., Marygrove College

Selected publications

Citation index

Courses taught by Anwar Uhuru

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022