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, and Performance Studies. 


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

Selected publications

  •  “Imbedded” Belonging and Black Being: A Critical Analysis of Hip Hop Beingness in Kendrick Lamar’s 2016 Grammy Awards Performance.
  • The Polemical as Non-Violent Protest: James Baldwin and the “Gendered” Black Body.
  • Textual Mysticism: Reading the Sublime in Philosophical Mysticism.

Courses taught by Anwar Uhuru

Fall Term 2023 (current)

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022