George Yancy

Professor, Philosophy of Race Book Series Editor, Lexington Books

Department of Philosophy

Office: Bowden Hall 321

Phone: 404.727.0105

Fax: 404.712.9425

Email: george.d.yancy@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Philosophy

Emory University
561 S. Kilgo Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322

Additional Websites

Education

  • PhD, Duquesne University, (With Distinction)
  • M.A, Africana Studies, New York University
  • M.A, Philosophy, Yale University
  • B.A , Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, (Cum Laude)

Research

  • Critical Philosophy of Race
  • Critical Whiteness Studies
  • African-American Philosophy and Philosophy of the Black Experience

Selected Publications

Authored, Edited, and Co-edited Books

  • Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).
  • On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2017) 
  • Second edition of authored book, Black Bodies, White Gazes, The Continuing Significance of Race in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
  • Coedited book, Our Black Sons Matter: Mother's Talk About Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) (This book was a STARRED Review and was included in the Booklist Top 10 List of the Best Diverse Nonfiction Titles in 2017).
  • White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-Racism: How Does It Feel to Be a White Problem? Edited with introduction by George Yancy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (2015).
  • Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect (Critical Social Thought Series). Co-edited with Maria Del Guadalupe Davidson. Introduction by George Yancy; Afterword by Maria Del Guadalupe Davidson. New York: Routledge (2014). 
  • Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics. Co-edited and co-authored Introduction with Janine Jones and additional submission of chapter. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (2013). The first paperback edition of this book was published in 2014 along with a New Preface Written by the Editors.
  • Look, A White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness. (Foreword by Naomi Zack) Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press (2012).
  • Christology and Whiteness: What Would Jesus Do? Edited with Introduction by George Yancy. New York: Routledge (2012).
  • Reframing the Practice of Philosophy: Bodies of Color, Bodies of Knowledge. Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. SUNY Press (2012).
  • Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-Hop. Co-edited and co-authored Introduction with Susan Hadley. New York: Routledge (2011).
  • The Center Must Not Hold: White Women Philosophers on the Whiteness of Philosophy. (Foreword by Sandra Harding) Edited with Introduction by George Yancy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (2010). The first paperback edition of this book was published in 2011. 
  • Critical Perspectives on bell hooks (Critical Social Thought Series). Co-edited with Maria Del Guadalupe Davidson.  Co-authored Introduction and additional submission of chapter. New York: Routledge (2009).
  • Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race. (Foreword by Linda Alcoff) Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2008). (Received Honorable Mention from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights)
  • Philosophy in Multiple Voices. Edited with Introduction by George Yancy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2007). (Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award for 2009).
  • Narrative Identities: Psychologists Engaged in Self-Construction. Co-edited with Susan Hadley. Preface by Yancy and Hadley. London: Jessica Kingsley Press (2005).
  • White on White/Black on Black. (Foreword by Cornel West) Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2005). (Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award for 2005).
  • What White Looks Like: African American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question. Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. New York: Routledge (2004).
  • The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy. Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2002).
  • Cornel West: A Critical Reader. (Afterword by Cornel West) Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers (2001).
  • African-American Philosophers: 17 Conversations. Edited with Introduction, and all interviews conducted by George Yancy. New York: Routledge, 1998. (Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award for 1999).

 

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