Anthony Bogues, Ph.D.
July 2013 Scholar-in-Residence and MLK Guest Lecturer
At Brown University, Dr. Anthony Bogues is the inaugural Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies, an affiliated professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. From 2004 to 2007, he served as one of the first Royce Family Professors of Teaching Excellence. In addition to his work at Brown, he has been a visiting professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, a visiting professor of the humanities at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and an honorary professor at the Center for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr. Bogues' major research and writing interests are intellectual and cultural history, radical political thought, critical theory, Caribbean and African politics and literature. He teaches courses on subjects including the Haitian Revolution, the complexities of African American political thought, the nature of freedom in the modern world, the relationship between critical political theory and the imagination, and the relationship between history and literature in Caribbean novels. He also conducts independent reading courses on the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, Frantz Fanon, C.L.R. James, Michel Foucault, and Hannah Arendt and teaches graduate seminars for the Cogut Center for Humanities.
Dr. Bogues' has authored numerous works including Caliban's Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James (1997); Black Heretics and Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (2003); and Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom, and Desire (2010). He served as editor of two volumes of Caribbean intellectual history, After Man Towards the Human: Critical Essays on the Thought of Sylvia Wynter (2006) and The George Lamming Reader: The Aesthetics of Decolonization (2011). He has published over sixty essays in the fields of intellectual history, political theory, and cultural and literary history. He is associate editor of the journal Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism and a member of the editorial collective of the journal boundary 2.
He recently co-curated a national exhibition of Haitian art, Reframing Haiti: Art, History, and Performativity. The multi-venue exhibition featured more than 100 works of Haitian art. He is currently working on three major projects: a political/philosophical project on questions of the human, freedom, human emancipation and the black intellectual tradition; co-curating a major exhibition on Haitian art for 2014 in Paris, France and Cape Town, South Africa; and an intellectual/political biography of Michael Manley and Jamaican postcolonial politics.
Dr. Bogues earned his Ph.D. in Political Theory from the University of the West Indies, Mona in 1994.
Past Scholars in Residence and Guest Presenters
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- Timothy Melley, English Professor and Director of the Humanities Center at Miami University (January 2013)
- Michael Quinn Patton, Independent organizational development and evaluation consultant (January 2013)
- Danielle Cadena Deulen, Poet & Essayist, Professor at the University of Cincinnati (January 2013)
- Peter Block, Author, consultant and citizen of Cincinnati (January 2013)
- Dr. Virgil Wood, Retired Pastor, Community Activist & King Associate
- Dr. Otis Moss, Sr., Retired Pastor, Noted Theologian & King Associate
- Hon. Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta, GA
- Dr. Vicki Carter, Director, King Papers Project, Morehouse College
- Myriam J.A. Chancy, Writer and Professor, University of Cincinnati (July 2012)
- Dr. O’dell Owens, President, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (July 2012)
- Curtis Chin, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (July 2012)
- George Shulman, Professor, Gallatin School of New York University
- David Altman, Executive Vice President, Research, Innovation, and Product Development at the Center for Creative Leadership (July 2011).
- Denise James, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton (July 2011).
- Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland (January 2011).
- Sheila Kennedy, Professor of Law and Policy in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (July 2010).
- Martin Espada, Poet and Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst (July 2009).