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Benjamin Davis, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow
African American Studies


Ph.D., Philosophy, Emory University, 2020

Practice Areas

Benjamin Davis teaches and writes in the areas of Caribbean philosophy, Latin American philosophy, decolonial philosophy, and the theory and practice of human rights. His research has appeared in journals such as The CLR James Journal: The Journal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development. He is the author of Choose Your Bearing: Édouard Glissant, Human Rights and Decolonial Ethics (Edinburgh UP, 2023). He has also written for general audiences in Public Seminar. Prior to joining SLU, Davis was Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics.

His writing can be found on his website and Academia page.

Research Interests

Caribbean philosophy, American philosophy, the philosophy of race, human rights, decolonial and postcolonial theory, feminist philosophy, ethics, Glissant, Du Bois, Hall, Weil, Arendt.

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