Joshua Wilburn

Joshua Wilburn

Department Chair

5057 Woodward Ave.
12th Floor, Room 12002.3

Curriculum vitae



Joshua Wilburn


Ancient Greek philosophy, history and philosophy of race and racism

My current research focuses on early Greek ideas about race and gender and how those ideas intersect with Greek views on politics, human biology, and psychology. Most recently, I've been considering Plato's engagement with Greek mythic stereotypes about ancient Amazon warrior women. I also have an ongoing research project on the history of Black American perspectives on racism. My immediate focus is on Langston Hughes' depictions of the psychology and epistemology of Whiteness in his poetry, fiction, non-fiction and other works. Recent courses I have taught include: Lovecraft Country and African American Philosophy, Ancient Greek Medicine and Psychology, Philosophy of Race and Racism, Race and Gender in Early Greek Thought, and Plato and Black Feminist Thought.


  • B.A., Philosophy and Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (2005)
  • Ph.D., Classical Philosophy, Princeton University (2011)

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Courses taught by Joshua Wilburn

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Fall Term 2022