The Philosophy Department is delighted to announce that Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò will join the Department as an assistant professor as of the Fall 2018 semester. Táíwò is currently ABD at UCLA, where he is writing a dissertation entitled Autobiography. In his own words, “The project develops a narrative theory of action, human life, and social structures and reconsiders standard questions in political and ethical philosophy within this framework, including a substantive account of freedom in relation to social and political structures. My work draws liberally from German transcendental philosophy, contemporary philosophy of language, contemporary social science, histories of activism and activist thinkers, and the Black radical tradition.”
Táíwò specializes in ethics and social-political philosophy, and his work draws from the Black Radical tradition and other post-colonial and anti-colonial traditions of thought and practice. He also has research interests in philosophy of social science, feminist epistemology, race, and related areas.