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Mark Fagiano is an adjunct professor of philosophy at Oglethorpe University, a full-time research assistant at Emory University, and the assistant editor of the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. He specializes in ethics, the philosophy of religion, political philosophy, and pragmatism. He is currently finishing a book in race theory titled A Philosophy of Race: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Social Melioration.

Axelle Karera is currently a PhD candidate in the philosophy department at Penn State University. She works in the areas of continental philosophy (specifically deconstruction and contemporary French political philosophy), critical philosophy of race (with special emphasis on Africana philosophy), and postcolonial philosophy. She is currently working on a project on the citizenship crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ladelle McWhorter is the author of Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization (Indiana, 1999), Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America: A Genealogy (Indiana, 2009), and more than two dozen articles on Foucault, Bataille, Irigaray, and race theory. With Gail Stenstad, she edited a revised and greatly expanded second edition of her 1992 anthology Heidegger and the Earth: Essays in Environmental Philosophy, which was issued by Toronto University Press in 2009. She holds the James Thomas Chair in Philosophy and is also a professor of environmental studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Richmond. She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled The End of Personhood on a Postmodern Planet.

Mariana Ortega is a professor of philosophy at John Carroll University. [End Page 251] She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego. Her main areas of research are twentieth-century continental philosophy, specifically Heideggerian existential phenomenology, Latina feminism, woman of color feminism, and race theory. Her research focuses on notions of self and identity that are attuned to multiplicity and marginality. She is also interested in aesthetics, especially visual representations of racialized bodies and marginalized identities. She has published articles in journals such as Hypatia, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, International Philosophical Quarterly, and Radical Philosophy Review. She is coeditor with Linda Martín-Alcoff of the anthology Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader (SUNY, 2009). She is currently working on a monograph that elaborates a notion of self as multiplicitous subjectivity in light of Latina feminisms and existential phenomenological views.

Kris Sealey is an associate professor of philosophy at Fairfield University. She received both her MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Memphis and does research in the areas of continental philosophy, social and political philosophy, and race theory. She is the recipient of the first Anna Julia Cooper Writing Fellowship from Penn State University and has published articles on the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and Emmanuel Levinas in Levinas Studies, Research in Phenomenology and the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. Her book, Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre and the Question of Transcendence (SUNY, 2013), details the role of passivity in both Sartre’s and Levinas’s conceptions of transcendence and identity.

Tommie Shelby is a professor of African and African American studies and a professor of philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard, 2005). His research focuses on questions of racial and economic justice and on the history of black political thought, and his articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Ethics, Political Theory, Critical Inquiry, and Daedalus. He is currently writing a book on race and urban poverty, tentatively entitled Justice and the Dark Ghetto. He is also coeditor of the magazine Transition.

Shannon Sullivan is head of the philosophy department and a professor of philosophy, women’s studies, and African American studies at Penn State University. She teaches and writes in the intersections of feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race, American pragmatism, and continental philosophy. She is author of Living Across and Through Skins: Transactional Bodies, Pragmatism and Feminism (Indiana, 2001) and Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege (Indiana, 2006). She is coeditor of three books, including Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance (SUNY, 2007). She currently is working on two new monographs: one on racial privilege and white class hierarchies...


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