Dr. Tommy Curry gave a talk about his paper, “Expendable for Whom?: Terry Crews, Phallicism, and the Erasure of Black Male Victims of Sexual Assault and Rape” at UC Berkeley on October 29th, 2018. For more information click here.
“This year, the Department of Philosophy’s Tommy Curry is one of the recipients of the thirty-ninth annual American Book Awards for his work, The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood.” Dr. Curry received the award in San Francisco, CA on October 28th, 2018. For more information click here.
Callaway-Jones recently published an obituary for Dr. John J. McDermott: https://www.callawayjones.com/dr-john-mcdermott/ . The obituary includes details of a public reception for his friends, family and colleagues from 1.00-3.30pm Saturday October 13th at the “McDermott Library” (701 S. Dexter Drive), and of a memorial fund that has been established in his name. Texas A&M Today published an […]
Because of Dr. Curry’s work he has been awarded the Diverse Emerging Scholar recognition for being among the top 15 minority scholars in the country. The Emerging Scholar Profile states that, “His work uses social and political philosophy to study Black masculinities.” To read the article click here. Further advancing Black Male Studies, Dr. Curry […]
Dr. José Bermúdez has been awarded an ACLS Fellowship this year. He is now one of 78 2018 ACLS Fellows that were chosen out of 1,150 applicants. “The 2018 ACLS Fellows hail from more than 50 colleges and universities,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “Fellows were selected for their potential to […]
Dr. Tommy Curry received The Alain Locke Award for Public Philosophy from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy for 2017. This award recognizes a philosopher, junior or senior, who demonstrates excellence in engaged public philosophy about issues important to disadvantaged groups or people underrepresented in the academy or the public sphere. Dr. Curry was […]
Dr. Tommy Curry was recently awarded the USC Shoah Foundation and A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellowship for his work on Black men and the various genocidal logics imposed upon them in the United States. Upon visiting the USC Center for Advanced Genocide Research in January, Dr. Curry discovered testimonies of Jewish men who […]
When we hear the word “philosopher,” we tend to think of Ancient Greeks like Socrates or Plato, or perhaps the Frenchman René Descartes, or maybe infamous Germans like Karl Marx or Friedrich Nietzsche. Influential philosophers thus seem to populate the past. But are there any important philosophers living in the world today? We can thank […]
For the second year in a row, Dr. Kenny Easwaran has had a paper selected by The Philosopher’s Annual, whose goal is to select the ten best articles published in philosophy each year. For the most recent volume, selecting from articles published in 2015, the web site selected Dr. Easwaran’s paper “Dr. Truthlove or: How […]
What is the meaning of life? What is ethics? Thanks to the College of Liberal Arts, 25 sixth- to twelfth-graders are able to ponder these eternal questions at the Aggie Philosophy for Teens Camp. Claire Katz, camp director and professor of philosophy, says the idea is to immerse pre-college students in a subject rarely provided […]