Chris Lebron

Chris Lebron: The Reversal of the Lost Race Narrative: Deploying Afrofuturism to Make Sense of the Resurgence of White Identity

Chris Lebron02/07/2018
Gibson Hall 296

Chris Lebron is Associate Professor of Philosophy. He specializes in political philosophy, social theory, the philosophy of race, and democratic ethics. His work has focused on bridging the divide between analytic liberalism and the virtue ethics tradition. His first book, The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice In Our Time (OUP 2013) won the American Political Science Association Foundations of Political Theory First Book Prize. His second book, The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of An Idea (OUP 2017) , offers a brief intellectual history of the black lives matter social movement. Lebron has also been an active public intellectual, writing for The New York Times’s philosophy column, The Stone and for Boston Review, in addition to other outlets.

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