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George Yancy, Ph.D.

Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of Philosophy

College Hall 303-B, Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm
Phone: 412.396.6408

Education:

Ph.D., Philosophy, Duquesne University, 2005
M.A., Africana Studies, New York University, 2004
M.A., Philosophy, Yale University, 1987
B.A., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1985 (Cum Laude)
Bio

George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy, works primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy of the Black experience. He is particularly interested in the formation of African-American philosophical thought as articulated within the social context and historical space of anti-Black racism, African-American agency, and identity formation. His current work has focused on the theme of whiteness and how it constitutes a site of embedded social reality and a site of opacity. He links these two foci to such themes as white subject formation, white epistemic ways of knowing/not knowing, privilege and hegemony, and forms of white spatial bonding as processes of white solidarity and interpellation. He is also interested in how such forms of white epistemic bonding constitute sites of white intelligibility formation. Yancy also explores the theme of racial embodiment, particularly in terms of how white bodies live their whiteness unreflectively vis-a-vis the interpellation and deformation of the black body and other bodies of color. Within this context, his work also explores Black Erlebnis or the lived experience of black people, which raises important questions regarding Black subjectivity, modes of Black spatial mobility, and embodied resistance. He is also interested in the intersection between philosophy and biography. More specifically, he is interested in questions regarding philosophical self-formation and the impact of this formation on how philosophers come to valorize certain philosophical problems over others. In this regard, he is interested in the ways in which philosophy and philosophical world-views are impacted by extra-philosophical processes like culture, sentiment, and so on. As Co-Editor of The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, he firmly believes in the significance of black philosophical voices, and black knowledge production, as sites of conceptual and existential transformative possibilities. He also serves as an ex officio member of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Blacks in Philosophy.

Expertise

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
- Critical Philosophy of Race
- Critical Whiteness Studies
- African-American Philosophy

AREAS OF COMPETENCE
- Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Honors/Awards

2014 article "Walking While Black in the White Gaze" in The Stone (The New York Times) won the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy's Op-Ed Contest in 2014.

2012 NEH Award through the McAnulty College Graduate School of Liberal Arts

2012 Nominated for the Duquesne University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship

2012 Duquesne University McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award

2008 Honorable Mention from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights

2008 Nominated for the Duquesne University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship

2008 Duquesne University McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

2006 Wimmer Family Foundation Grant to complete authored book, Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race, Duquesne University

2006 First junior faculty member at Duquesne University to receive Honorable Mention for College Excellence in Faculty Scholarship, Duquesne University

2005 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award

2004 Duquesne University Dissertation Writing Fellowship

2003 Distinguished Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, New York University

2000 Award for Excellence in Scholarship by a Graduate Student, Duquesne University

1999 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award

1999-2003 First graduate student to receive the distinguished McAnulty Fellowship in
the Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University

1987-1990 Yale University Fellowship

Publications

Books

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 (2014).

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).

Reviewed by J. Watras in Choice, October 2014.

Reviewed by Karlyn Crowley in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 14, No. 1, Fall 2014.

Reviewed by Kit Field, International Professional Development Association, April 11, 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.

Reviewed by Joy Simmons Bradley in Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, July, Vol. 5 (2), 2013.
Reviewed by Michelle Rowley in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 2, Spring 2013.

Look, A White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness. (Foreword by Naomi Zack) Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press (2012).

Reviewed by Joseph Smith in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, 35:1-2 (November 2014).
Reviewed by Stephen D. Brookfield in Adult Education Quarterly, Vol 64, No. 2 May 2014.
Reviewed by Steve Martinot in Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 27, Issue 3, 2013
Reviewed by Clevis Headley ("Philosophy and the Problem of Whiteness: Working Through George Yancy's Look, a White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness"), Philosophia Africana, Vol. 15:2, 2013.
Reviewed by Karen Teel ("My Whiteness, Myself: A Review of George Yancy's Look, a White!"), Philosophia Africana, Vol. 15:2, 2013.
Reviewed by Linda Furgerson Selzer ("Philosophy in a 'Syncopated Cadence' : Living Race, Living Philosophy"), Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2013.
Reviewed by Barbara Applebaum ("Turning the Gaze on Whiteness: Opacity, Dispossession and the Call to Tarry"), Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2013.
Reviewed by Melvin Armstrong ("I See White People. No, Really, I See White People": A Review of George Yancy's Look, a White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness"), Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2013.
Reviewed by Denise James in Radical Philosophy Review, Vol. 16, No 3, 2013.
Reviewed by Hernan Vera in Monthly Review, Vol. 65, Issue 04 (September), 2013.
Reviewed by Shannon W. Sullivan in Radical Philosophy: A Journal of Socialist and Feminist Philosophy, 177 (January/February) 2013.
Reviewed by Taine Duncan in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2012.
Reviewed by Tim Lake in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2012.
Reviewed by Crista Lebens in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2012.
Reviewed by Cris Mayo in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2012.
Reviewed by David Roediger in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2012.
Reviewed by Grant J. Silva in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2012.
Reviewed by T. L. Lott in Choice, December 2012.
                                            

Christology and Whiteness: What Would Jesus Do? Edited with Introduction by George Yancy. New York: Routledge (2012).

Reviewed by Anthony Reddie in Black Theology, Vol. 12, No. 9, April 2014
Reviewed by Jessica Patella Konig in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 2, Spring 2013.
Reviewed by Jon Nilson in Theological Studies, 74.3 (Sept. 2013).

Reframing the Practice of Philosophy: Bodies of Color, Bodies of Knowledge. Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. SUNY Press (2012).

Reviewed by Anna Carastathis in Philosophy in Review, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1-2, 2014.
Reviewed by Grant J. Silva in APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2013.
Reviewed by L.L. Lovern in Choice, August 2012.

Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-Hop. Co-edited and co-authored Introduction with Susan Hadley. New York: Routledge (2011).

Reviewed by Audrey Hausig in Music Therapy Perspectives, Vol. 30, 2013.
Reviewed by Christine M. Rine in Health & Social Work, Vol. 38, No. 1, February, 2013.
Reviewed by Carol Drucker in PsycCRITIQUES, 57 (29), 2012.
Reviewed by Helen Short in British Journal of Music Therapy, Vol. 26, No.2, 2012.
Reviewed by Philippa Derrington in Journal of Social Work Practice, 26 (2), 2012.
Reviewed by A.C. Shahriari in Choice, May, 2012.
Reviewed by Carolyn Hart in the Australian Journal of Music Therapy, Volume 23, 2012.
Reviewed by Pauline Culliney, which first appeared in BACP Children & Young People, December 2012 issue, p47.

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.

Reviewed by Taine Duncan in Philosophy & Social Criticism, 39 (6), 2013.
Reviewed by Lale Demirturk in African American Review, Volume 44.3, 2012.
Reviewed by Lauren Freeman in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 26, no. 2, Spring, 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).

Reviewed by Alexis Shotwell in APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring, 2011.
Reviewed by Robert Con Davis-Undiano in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 09, No. 1, Fall 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)

This 7 minute film, White Balance, was written and Directed by the very talented Nima Tajbakhsh. In the credits, he states that the film was inspired by my philosophical work on Black bodies as seen through the white gaze. I am humbled.

Reviewed by A. Todd Franklin in APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring, 2011.
Reviewed by David Polizzi in Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, Vol. 3 (1), 2011
Reviewed by Melvin L. Rogers in Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2010.
Reviewed by Matthew W. Hughey in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 33, No. 7 July 2010.
Reviewed by Richard A. Jones in Radical Philosophy Review, Vol. 13, No. 1 2010.
Reviewed by Mark W. Westmoreland in In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies, Vol. 4., No. 2 2010.
Reviewed by David Clinton Wills in APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Vol. 09, No. 2, 2010.
Reviewed by Clevis Headley, under the title "The Existential Turn in African American Philosophy: Disclosing the Existential Phenomenological Foundations of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race in The CLR James Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring) 2010.
Reviewed (with modifications) by Clevis Headley, under the title "The Existential Turn in African American Philosophy: Disclosing the Existential Phenomenological Foundations of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race in APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Vol. 09, No. 2, 2010.
Reviewed by Steve Martinot in Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 23, No.3. 2009.
Reviewed by Cynthia Willett in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 09, No. 1, Fall 2009.
Reviewed by L.L. Lovern in Choice, June 2009.
Reviewed by E. Lale Demirturk in MELUS, 34 (4), Winter 2009.
Reviewed by John T. Warren in The Review of Communication, Vol. 9, No. 3, July 2009.
Reviewed by Timothy Chambers in Radical Philosophy: A Journal of Socialist and Feminist Philosophy, 156, Jul/Aug 2009.

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).

Reviewed by L.L. Lovern in Choice, March 2008.
Reviewed by Mark Chekola in APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Vol. 08, No.1, Fall 2008.

Narrative Identities: Psychologists Engaged in Self-Construction. Co-edited with Susan Hadley. Preface by Yancy and Hadley. London: Jessica Kingsley Press (2005).

Reviewed by Kristen Hennessy in Janus Head, 2007.
Reviewed by Carolyn Kenny in Nordic Journal of Music Therapy (15 (1), 2006.
Reviewd by Elizabeth McCardell in Metapsychology:Online Reviews, 2007.
Reviewed by Hevern, V. W. under "Building Lives (and Theory) in a Post-Positivist Age" in PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51(2), Article 11, 2006.

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).

Reviewed by Lisa Heldke in The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 20, No.4, 2006.
Reviewed by Clevis Headley in Philosophia Africana, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2006.
Reviewed by M.R. Michau in Choice, November, 2005.
Reviewed by Mildred Mortimer in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, Vol.12, No. 12, 2007.

What White Looks Like: African American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question. Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. New York: Routledge (2004).

Reviewed by L. Sebastian Purcell in Essays in Philosophy: A Biannual Journal, Vol. 9, No.1, January 2008.
Reviewed by Mike Hill in CLIO, 35.1 Fall 2005.
Reviewed by T. L. Lott in Choice, January 2005.
Reviewed by Audrey Thompson in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 04, No. 1 Fall 2004.

The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy. Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2002).

Reviewed by David Macey in Radical Philosophy: A Journal of Socialist and Feminist Philosophy, 122, 3003.
Reviewed by D. Stewart in Choice, June 2003.
Reviewed by Dan Warner in APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 02, No. 2, June 2003.
Reviewed by Anthony Egan in Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, Vol. 31, No. 2, November 2004.
Reviewed by Jeanette Bicknell in Philosophy in Review, 24:1, 2004.

Cornel West: A Critical Reader. (Afterword by Cornel West) Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers (2001).

Reviewed by Leslie Armour in Library Journal, v126, i14, September 2001.
Reviewed by Peniel E. Joseph in semcoop.com, Fall 2001.
Reviewed by Emmett L. Bradbury in Ethics, Vol. 113, No. 1, October 2002.

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).

Reviewed by R.M. Stewart in Choice, June 1999.
Reviewed by Vernon Ford in Booklist, November 1, 1998.
Reviewed by Stella Sandford in Radical Philosophy: A Journal of Socialist and Feminist Philosophy, 95 May/June, 1999.
Reviewed by John Pittman in The British Society for the History of Philosophy Newsletter, Vol. 8, No.1, March 2000.
Reviewed by James G. Spady in New Observer, February 10, 1999.
Reviewed by Arnold Farr, in The Philadelphia Tribune Magazine.
Reviewed by Terry C. Skeats in Library Journal, 1998.

Special Guest Edited Journals

Guest Editor, The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer 2013, special issue
on exploring the Hip Hop Vision of James G. Spady

Guest Editor, The Black Scholar, Vol. 43, No. 4, Winter 2013, a special issue
on the role of Black philosophy.

Guest Editor, Knowledge Cultures, special issue on the theme of racial embodiment (forthcoming, 2015).

Articles

Yancy, G. "Introduction: Of Embodiment And Racialization," Knowledge Cultures, special issue on the theme of racial embodiment (forthcoming, 2015).

Yancy, G. "Forms of Spatial and Textual Alienation: The Lived Experience of Philosophy as Occlusion," introduction to "Philosophy and Race," ed. Alexis Dianda and Robin M. Muller, special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 35:1-2 (2014), pp. 7-22.

Yancy, G. "Through the Crucible of Pain and Suffering: African American Philosophy as a Gift and the Countering of the Western Philosophical Metanarrative," Educational Philosophy and Theory (2014).

Yancy, G. "Of Black Bodies, Watermelons, and a Series of Unfortunate Events," American Book Review, Vol. 35, No. 6 (2014).

Yancy, G. (with Shannon Sullivan). "White Anxiety and the Futility of Black Hope" in The Stone (The New York Times), December 5, 2014.

Yancy, G. (with Charles Mills). "Lost in Rawlsland" in The Stone (The New York Times), November 16, 2014.

Yancy, G. (with Naomi Zack). "What ‘White Privilege' really means" in The Stone (The New York Times), November 5, 2014.

Yancy, G. "Interpretative Profiles on Charles Johnson's Reflections on Trayvon Martin: A Dialogue between George Yancy, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Charles Johnson." The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2014: 3-14.

Yancy, G. "Tarrying Together," Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2013.

Yancy, G. "Black Philosophy and the Crucible of Lived History," introduction by Guest Editor of The Black Scholar, Vol. 43:4, (Winter, 2013): 5-10.

Yancy, G. "Performing Philosophical Dialogue as a Space for Dwelling Near," Philosophia Africana, Vol. 15:2, 2013: 99-105.

Yancy, G. "Walking While Black in the White Gaze'" in The Stone (The New York Times), September 1, 2013 (This article won the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy's Op-Ed Contest in 2014.)

Yancy, G. "Introductory Remarks from the Guest Editor," The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer 2013: 63-65.

Yancy, G. "Socially Grounded Ontology and Epistemological Agency: James G. Spady's Search for the Marvelous/Imaginative Within the Expansive and Expressive Domain of Rap Music and Hip Hop Self-Consciousness, The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer 2013: 66-79.

Yancy, G. 'The Honor Was All Mine: A Conversation with William R. Jones,' APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 2, Spring 2013: 1-12.

Yancy, G. 'The Pleasure of Dialogue: Responses to my Interlocutors,' APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 12, No. 1, Fall 2012: 22-29.

Yancy, G. 'The Scholar Who Coined the Term Ebonics: A Conversation with Dr. Robert L. Williams,' Journal of Language, Identity, and Education , Vol. 10, No. 1, January-March, 2011: 41-51.

Yancy, G. 'African-American Philosophy through the Lens of Socio-Existential Struggle,' Philosophy & Social Criticism, Volume 37, 2011: 551-574.

Yancy, G. (with Tracy Ryser) -Whiting Up and Blacking Out: White Privilege, Race, and White Chicks,' African American Review, 42. 3-4, Fall/Winter 2008: 1-16.

Yancy, G. 'Colonial Gazing: The Production of the Black Body as -Other.'- The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2008: 1-15.

Yancy, G. 'Situated Black Women's Voices in/on the Profession of Philosophy.' Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Vol. 23, Issue 2, April-June, 2008: 155-189.

Yancy, G. 'Elevators, Social Spaces and Racism: A Philosophical Analysis.' Philosophy & Social Criticism, Vol. 34, No. 8, 2008: 827-860.

Yancy, G. 'Political and Magical Realist Semiotics in Kamau Brathwaite's Reading of The Tempest.' The CLR James Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2006: 85-108.

Yancy, G. 'Whiteness and the Return of the Black Body.' The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2005: 215-241.

Yancy, G. 'Historical Varieties of African-American Labor: Sites of Agency and Resistance.' The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer 2004: 337-353.

Yancy, G. 'Geneva Smitherman: The Social Ontology of African-American Languaging, the Power of Nommo and the Hermeneutics of Linguistic Combat and Identity.' The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2004: 273--299. In this same issue, the journal editors solicited articles from four philosophers (Lynn Clarke, Janine Jones, John McClendon, and Shannon Sullivan) who commented on my article.

Yancy, G. 'Paul Weiss: Addressing Persistent Root Questions Until the Very End' - The Review of Metaphysics, vol. LVI (1), issue No. 221, September 2002: 123-155.

Yancy, G. 'The Existential Dimensions of Frederick Douglass's Autobiographical Narrative: A Beauvoirian Examination,' Philosophy & Social Criticism, Vol. 28 (3), 2002: 297- 320.

Yancy, G. 'Lyotard and Irigaray: Challenging the (white) Male Philosophical Metanarrative Voice,' Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 33 (4), 2002: 563-580.

Yancy, G. 'A Foucauldian (Genealogical) Reading of Whiteness: The Production of the Black Body/ Self and the Racial Pathology of Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye' in Radical Philosophy Review, vol. 4, No. 1&2, 2001: 1-29.

Yancy, G. 'Feminism and the Subtext of Whiteness: Black Women's Experiences as a Site of Identity Formation and Contestation of Whiteness,' Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2000: 155-165.

Yancy, G. 'The Black Self Within A Semiotic Space of Whiteness: Reflections on the Racial Deformation of Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye,' CLA Journal, XLIII, No. 3, 2000: 299-319.

Yancy, G. 'The Nullification of the Black Male Voice in April Sinclair's Coffee Will Make You Black,' CLA Journal, 41, No. 3, 1998: 269-278.

Yancy, G. 'Thomas Nelson Baker: The First African-American to Receive the Ph.D. in Philosophy,' in The Western Journal of Black Studies, 21, No. 4, 1997: 253-260.

Yancy, G. 'Larry Neal: Phenomenological Facets,' CLA Journal, 36, No. 1, 1992: 41-51.

Yancy, G. 'Narrative Descriptions from the Ground Up: Epistemological and Existential Importance.' The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. No. 2, Spring 2011: 3-6.

Yancy, G. 'Loving Wisdom and the Effort to Make Philosophy -Unsafe-- in Epistemologies Humanities Journal, 2011. (http://www.epistemologies.org/thematizing-diy/yancy-loving-wisdom-and-the-effort/).

Yancy, G. "A Professor Tackles Racism in the Classroom." The Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume LVI, Number 8, October 16, 2009: B36-B37.

Yancy, G. ''Whose Democracy?' - The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 5, No. 1, Fall 2005: 14-20.

Yancy, G. 'W.E.B. Du Bois on Whiteness and the Pathology of Black Double Consciousness.' The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall 2004: 10-22.

Yancy, G. 'Post-9-11 and the Art of a Responsible Philosopher.' The Black Arts Quarterly, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Spring 2003: 31-33.

Yancy, G. 'In the Spirit of the A.M.E. Church: Gilbert Haven Jones as an Early Black Philosopher and Educator.' A.M.E. Church Review, Vol. CXVIII, No. 388, 2002: 43-57. Reprinted in The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2003: 42-48.

Yancy, G. 'Black Women's Experiences, Philosophy of Religion and Womanist Theology: An Introduction Through Jacquelyn Grant's Hermeneutics of Location,' The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall 2002: 56-65.

Yancy, G. 'On the Power of Black Aesthetic Ideals: Thomas Nelson Baker as Preacher and Philosopher,' The AME Church Review, vol. CXVII, No. 384 (Oct./Dec.), 2001: 50-67.

Yancy, G. 'What Does it Mean to be a Black Philosopher in the 21st Century?' The Black Arts Quarterly, Vol. 6, Issue 1 (Winter/Spring), 2001.

Yancy, G. 'Thomas Nelson Baker: Toward an Understanding of a Pioneer Black Philosopher,' The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, 95, No. 2, Spring, 1996: 5-9.

 

Chapters

Yancy, G. "Whiteness As Insidious: On the Embedded and Opaque White Racist Self" in I Don't See Color: Personal and Critical Perspectives on White Privilege, edited by Bettina Bergo and Tracey Nicholls (State College, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015).

Yancy, G. "When Heaven and Earth are Shaken to Their Foundations" in Unveiling Whiteness in the 21st Century: Global manifestations, Transdisciplinary Interventions, edited by Veronica Watson, Deirdre Howard-Wagner, and Lisa Spanierman (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014).

Yancy, G. "Introduction: Un-Sutured," in 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 (Late 2014).

Yancy, G. New Preface (with Janine Jones) in the paperback edition of Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics, edited by George Yancy and Janine Jones (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014).

Yancy, G. "Introduction: White Crisis and the Value of Losing One's Way," in 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).

Yancy, G. "White Gazes: What it Feels Like to be an Essence" in Living Alterities: Phenomenology, Embodiment and Race, edited by Emily Lee (New York: SUNY Press, 2014).

Yancy, G. "Now, Imagine She's White":  The Gift of the Black Gaze and the Re-inscription of Whiteness as Normative in A Time to Kill" in Race, Philosophy, and Film, edited by Dan Flory and Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo (London and New York: Routledge, 2013)

Yancy, G. "Trayvon Martin: When Effortless Grace is Sacrificed on the Altar of the Image" in Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics, edited by George Yancy and Janine Jones (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013).

Yancy, G. "Introduction" (with Janine Jones) in Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics, edited by George Yancy and Janine Jones (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013).

Yancy, G. "How can you teach me if you don't know me?: Embedded racism and white opacity."  In C. W. Ruitenberg (Ed.), Philosophy of Education. Urbana. IL: Philosophy of Education Society (2012).

Yancy, G. 'Introduction: Framing the Problem,' in Christology and Whiteness: What Would Jesus Do? Edited with Introduction by George Yancy. New York: Routledge (July 2012).

Yancy, G. 'Introduction: Inappropriate Subjects?' in Reframing the Practice of Philosophy: Bodies of Color, Bodies of Knowledge. Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. SUNY Press (2012).

Yancy, G. 'Dr. King's Philosophy of Religion: A Theology of Somebodiness' in The Philosopher, King: Critical Essays on the Liberatory Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Editor Robert E. Birt. Lexington Books (2012).

Yancy, G. 'Geneva Smitherman: The Social Ontology of African-American Languaging, the Power of Nommo and the Hermeneutics of Linguistic Combat and Identity' in Reframing the Practice of Philosophy: Bodies of Color, Bodies of Knowledge. Edited with Introduction and chapter by George Yancy. SUNY Press (2012). Reprinted by permission. Originally published in The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 18, no. 4, 2004: 273--299.

Yancy, G. "The Manichean Divide and Ontological Truncation: Charles Johnson on the -Black-as-Body' in Charles Johnson: Embracing the World. Editors: Nibir K. Ghosh & E. Ethelbert Miller, New Delhi: Authorspress (2011).

Yancy, G. 'Give-em Just One Mic: The Therapeutic Agency of Rap and Hip Hop- (with Susan Hadley) in Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-Hop. Co-edited and co-authored Introduction with Susan Hadley. New York: Routledge (2011).

Yancy, G. 'Introduction: Troublemaking Allies,' in The Center Must Not Hold: White Women Philosophers on the Whiteness of Philosophy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Edited with Introduction by George Yancy (2010).

Yancy, G. 'Philosophy and the Other of the Second Sex,' Afterword for Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, et al (eds.) Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy SUNY Press (2010).

Yancy, G. 'Robbing Black Identity,' in Racism in The Autobiography of Malcolm X, New York: Greenhaven Press (2009).

Yancy, G. 'The Black Body: Under the weight of White America's Microtomes,' Afterword for Carol E. Henderson (ed) America and the Black Body, Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (2009).

Yancy, G. 'Introduction,' (with Maria del Guadalupe Davidson) Maria Del Guadalupe Davidson and George Yancy (ed) Critical Perspectives on bell hooks. New York: Routledge (2009).

Yancy, G. 'Engaging Whiteness and The Practice Freedom: The Creation of Subversive Academic Spaces,' in Maria Del Guadalupe Davidson and George Yancy (ed) Critical Perspectives on bell hooks. New York: Routledge (2009).

Yancy, G. 'No Philosophical Oracle Voices,' Introduction to George Yancy (ed.) Philosophy in Multiple Voices. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2007).

Yancy, G. 'Preface- (with Susan Hadley) in Narrative Identities: Psychologists Engaged in Self- Construction.' Co-edited with Susan Hadley. London: Jessica Kingsley Press (2005).

Yancy, G. 'Introduction,' in George Yancy (ed.) White on White / Black on Black Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2005).

Yancy, G. ''Seeing Blackness' From Within the Manichean Divide,' in George Yancy (ed.) White on White / Black on Black Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2005).

Yancy, G. 'Fragments of a Social Ontology of Whiteness,' Introduction to George Yancy (ed.) What White Looks Like: African American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question. New York: Routledge (2004).

Yancy, G. 'A Foucauldian (Genealogical) Reading of Whiteness: The Production of the Black Body/Self and the Racial Deformation of Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye- in George Yancy (ed.) What White Looks Like: African American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question. New York: Routledge (2004). Revised version originally appeared in Radical Philosophy Review, vol. 4, no. 1&2, 2001: 1-29.

Yancy, G. 'Philosophy and the Situated Narrative Self,' Introduction to George Yancy (ed.) The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2002).

Yancy, G. 'Between Facticity and Possibility,' in George Yancy (ed.) The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2002).

Yancy, G. 'Cornel West: The Vanguard of Existential and Democratic Hope,' Introduction to Cornel West: A Critical Reader, edited by George Yancy, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers (2001).

Yancy, G. 'Religion and the Mirror of God: Historicism, Truth and Religious Pluralism,' in Cornel West: A Critical Reader, edited by George Yancy, Malden, MA: Backwell Publishers (2001).

Yancy, G. 'Interview with Angela Davis,' reprinted in Women of Color and Philosophy (ed. Naomi Zack, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000).

Yancy, G. 'Interview with Cornel West,' reprinted in The Cornel West Reader (ed. Cornel West, Basic Civitas Books, 1999: pp. 19-33).

Yancy, G. 'Philosophy and Moving the Center of Conversation,' Introduction to African-American Philosophers, 17 Conversations, edited by George Yancy. New York: Routledge (1998).

 

Reference and Encyclopedia Entries

Yancy, G. 'Cornel West' - in American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia (eds. John Lachs and Robert Talisse, New York: Routledge, 2008).

Yancy, G. 'Martin Luther King, Jr.' in American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia (eds. John Lachs and Robert Talisse, New York: Routledge, 2008).

Yancy, G. 'Thomas Nelson Baker, Sr.' in The African American National Biography (eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Higgenbotham, Oxford University Press, 2008).

Yancy, G. 'Gilbert Haven Jones' in The African American National Biography (eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Higgenbotham, Oxford University Press, 2008).

Yancy, G. 'Joyce M. Cook- in The African American National Biography (eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Higgenbotham, Oxford University Press, 2008).

Yancy, G. 'Angela Y. Davis' in An Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories (ed. Lorraine Code, Routledge, October 2000).

 

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Yancy, G. Review of Ted Gioia's Healing Songs in Popular Music and Society, Vol. 31, no. 2, 2008: 287-289.

Yancy, G. Review of Tim Wise's White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son in The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience Vol.06, no. 2, Spring 2007: 13-17.

Yancy, G. Review of Beverly Clack's Misogyny in the Western Philosophical Tradition: A Reader, in The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy Vol. 2, no. 1, Fall 2002: 120-121.

Yancy, G. Review of Harryette Mullen's Drudge and Muse, in CLA Journal, XLIV, no. 4, 2001: 522-527.

Yancy, G. Review of Christopher Small's Music of the Common Tongue: Survival and Celebration in African American Music, in Popular Music and Society, Vol. 24.4, 2000: 121-124.

Yancy, G. Review of Janet A. Kourany's Philosophy in a Feminist Voice: Critiques and Reconstructions, in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 14, no. 2, Spring, 1999: 129-136.

Yancy, G. Review of Jon Michael Spencer's Researching Black Music, in Popular Music and Society, 22, no. 4, 1998: 123-125.

Yancy, G. Review of Robin D.G. Kelley's Yo- Mama's Disfunktional!: Fighting Cultural Wars in Urban America, in Social Science Quarterly, 79, no. 4, 1998: 914-916.

Yancy, G. Review Essay of Brenda D. Gottschild's Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts, in Popular Music and Society, 22, no. 2, 1998: 125-128.

Yancy, G. Review of Cheikh Anta Diop: Poem For The Living, in CLA Journal, XLII, no. 2, 1998: 265-271.

Yancy, G. Review Essay of James G. Spady's, Stefan Dupres' and Charles G. Lee's Twisted Tales: In the Hip Hop Streets of Philly, in Popular Music and Society, 19, no. 3, (1995): 131-136.

Presentations

Invited talk entitled "The Perception of Black Bodies in 'Post-Racial' America." Invited by the Humanities Advisory Committee at Otterbein University, October 20, 2014.

Invited talk entitled "Fear of Black Bodies and the Problem of Whiteness" at St. Norbert College. The event was in collaboration with the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy & the Cassandra Voss Center, April 1, 2014.

Invited talk entitled "Thinking about Whiteness and the Classroom: Through the Lens of bell hooks" at St. Norbert College, which was a closed faculty development luncheon event, which was Co-sponsored by Faculty Development & the Cassandra Voss Center, April 2, 2014.

Invited lecture entitled "Being Black, Being A 'Problem'" at La Salle University, through the Religion Department, March 14, 2014.

Keynote speaker for the English Graduate Organization's Annual Interdisciplinary Conference. Talk entitled, "Whiteness and the Ontological Inequality of the Black Body." Indiana University of Pennsylvania, March, 2014.

"Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms." Invited speaker at Lebanon Valley College. The event was part of the College's effort to foster inclusive excellence. February 25, 2014.

"How it Feels to be a Racial Problem/Essence: An Elevator Encounter." Invited talk at the University of Connecticut through Neag School of Education and the Philosophy Department. March 3, 2014.

"Whiteness as Normative: The Black Body as a Problem." Invited speaker for the Philosophy Department at Syracuse University, January, 31, 2014.

Invited to give workshop on teaching race in the classroom for the School of Education at Syracuse University, January, 31, 2014.

Keynote speaker for the Society of Adventist Philosophers. "Speaking from Behind the Veil: Whiteness as Anti-Theological." The conference theme was Essentialism: Adventism and Questions of Race and Gender. November, 21, 2013.

Invited lecture entitled "Negating Black Personhood through the White Gaze" at Muhlenberg College, through the Women's & Gender Studies Forum: Freedom, Personhood, and Justice, October 22, 2013.

Keynote speaker for the Philosophy Department at Villanova University. "Theorizing Racial Embodiment Within Everyday Spaces," Villanova University, September 20, 2013.

Invited facilitator for workshop entitled, "Talking About Race and Racism in the Classroom." Villanova University, September 20, 2013.

"Encountering Whiteness: The Black Body as the Dangerous Other." Featured Presentation for Belmont University's 12th Annual Humanities Symposium: Encountering Otherness. Belmont University, September 25, 2013.

"Black and White Bodies: An Encounter." Invited speaker for the Philosophy Department at the University of Oklahoma, September 27, 2013.

Invited lecture to Twelfth Grade Students: "Racist Gazes and the Case of Adam Goodes," Hale College, Western Australia, June 14, 2013.

Invited lecture to the Philosophy Club: "Rethinking Descartes' Project Through the Black Experience," Hale College, Western Australia, June 13, 2013.

Invited Speaker ("Whiteness as Normative: The Black Body as a Problem") for the Indigenous Studies Research Network Annual Seminar Series at Queensland University of Technology, June 7, 2013.

Keynote Speaker ("Racism as an Obstacle to Unity") for the Annual OMA Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit, April 12, 2013.

Diversity Scholar In Residence Public Lecture entitled: "Embeddedness and Opacity: Putting Whiteness in Crisis in Classroom Spaces," Allegheny College, April 9, 2013.

Invited to give the Chi Phi Biff Hoffman Lecture entitled: "Racial Embodiment." Bucknell University, April 4th, 2013.

Keynote speaker for the Kent State University May 4th Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, Twentieth Anniversary. Paper entitled: "How it Feels to be a Racial Problem." Kent State University, March 16, 2013.

Invited paper at the American Philosophical Association Central Division on the session theme: Philosophically Pursuing Trayvon Martin. Title of Paper: "Trayvon Martin: When Effortless Grace is Sacrificed on the Altar of the Image," February 21, 2013.

Invited Public Lecture Presentation, "Putting Whiteness in Crisis: White Gazes, Black Bodies," University of British Columbia, February 13, 2013.

Keynote speaker for the Inaugural Frederick Douglass Philosophy Conference. Paper entitled: "Coming Lithe into the World and Being a Black Philosopher." West Chester University, October, 26, 2012. 

Keynote speaker for the Iowa Philosophical Society Conference. Paper entitled: "White Gazes: The Gift and Problem of Seeing Differently."  Drake University, October 20, 2012.  

Invited lecture (via video conference) to speak with Dr. Naomi Zack's Philosophy of Race (Graduate) course at the University of Oregon, October 9, 2012.

"Courageous Listening and the Importance of a White Ally." Keynote speaker for Philosopher Bill Bywater's retirement at Allegheny College, April 20, 2012.

Invited paper, 'When Essence Precedes Existence: An Elevator Encounter,' for The Shula Lecture Series on Bodies and Identities, John Carroll University, April 13, 2012.

Invited paper, "How Can You Teach Me if You Don't Know Me: Embedded Racism and White Opacity" at the Philosophy of Education Society (PES), March 23, 2012.

Invited paper (entitled, 'Rap Therapy: Per-conditions') at the -One Mic, One Movement- Conference at Fordham University, February 4, 2012.

Invited paper (entitled, 'Whiteness, Racial Embodiment and the Challenges of -Diversity- in Higher Education-). Invited through the Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series at Westminster College, January 1, 2012.

Invited paper (entitled, 'What it Feels like to be an Essence-) at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division, Washington, DC, on the philosophical theme of racial embodiment. December 29, 2011.

Keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration. Paper entitled: -Educational Leadership and the Color-Line,' November 18, 2011.

Invited lecture (via video conference) to speak to Dr. Naomi Zack's Philosophy of Race course at the University of Oregon. There were two lectures, one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students. May 9, 2011.

Keynote speaker at the North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy held at Saint Francis University. Theme of conference: -Race in America.' March 25, 2011.

Invited paper at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division on the invited Symposium theme: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, the Existential Self. Title of paper: -Anti-Blackness, Whiteness as the Serious Man, and Douglass as Transcendence: An Existentialist Lens,' April 1, 2011.

Invited by The Society of Analytical Feminism to present a paper entitled, 'Narrative Descriptions from the Ground Up: Epistemological and Existential Importance- at the Eastern Division of the APA, December 29, 2010.

Invited lecture entitled -The Black Body through the Prism of Whiteness' at the University of Wittenberg, September 30, 2010.

Invited lecture entitled -Black Bodies and White Racialized Practices' at the University of Memphis, September 17, 2010.

Invited lectures on Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Race to Twelfth Grade Students at Hale College, Western Australia, August 3, 2010.

Invited lecture entitled -Whiteness: Some Problems and Approaches' at the Equal Opportunity Commission, Western Australia, June 28, 2010.

Invited lecture entitled -White Gazes and the Construction of the Black Body: The Elevator Effect- at Murdoch University, Western Australia, May 19, 2010.

Invited lecture entitled -White Microtomy and Black Volatility: Where is my Body?- at the 10th Annual Philosophy Symposium at California State University, Fullerton, April 8-9, 2010.

Author-Meets-Critics American Philosophical Association Session/Conference on my authored book, Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race. Title: -Responses to my co-articulators.' December 30, 2009, New York, NY. The session was arranged by the Committee on Blacks in Philosophy.

Invited lecture entitled -White Gazes and the Volatile Black Body.' Guest at several classes to present my work to philosophy undergraduates, Alleghany College, November 9-12, 2009.

Invited lecture and seminar entitled -The Black Male Body and the White Imaginary.' University of Kentucky, Women and Gender Studies Department, October 28-29, 2009.

Invited presentation entitled -Whiteness and the Black Body: Implications for Doing Philosophy in Black- at the American Studies Association Conference. Panel title, 'The Past Future of Whiteness Studies: Studying Whiteness from an Ethnic Studies Perspective,' November 7, 2009.

Invited lecture entitled -White Looks/Black Bodies.' Applied Philosophy Lyceum, Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Philosophy, April 11, 2008.

Invited Keynote address (-King on Radical Love-) for -An Evening of Prayer, Song, and Inspiration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.' at Duquesne University, January 21, 2008.

Invited Lecture entitled -Living Whiteness, Living Blackness' at Johns Hopkins University, which was sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies' Seminar Series, March 6, 2007.

Invited lecture entitled -Race and the Black Body- at Slippery Rock University, which was sponsored by the SRU Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, Intercultural Programs and the Frederick Douglass Institute, 2007.

Invited Lecture on -Race: White Bodies, Black Bodies.' Res Cogitans Speaker Series at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, October 27, 2006.

Invited lecture on the embodied ramifications of race. Third Thursday Lecture Series at the University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Campus, September 29, 2006.

Invited Panel discussion leader, 'Black Women in/and the Profession of Philosophy,' Committee on Blacks and Philosophy, American Philosophical Association-Eastern Division Conference, December 28, 2005.

Invited Lecture on -Whiteness and the Black Body.' Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, November 1, 2005.

Invited Talk on "Three Smaller Movements: Philly, African-American philosophy, and Alain Locke." Temple University Conference on Africana Philosophy in Three Movements, April 7-8, 2005. 

"Whiteness and the Return of the Black Body." Guest lecture at Duquesne University, Psychology Department, October 12, 2004.

"Cornel West and Race Matters."  Guest lecture at Duquesne University, for Dr. Eleanor Holveck's Ethics class, 2002.

"The Meaning of African-American Philosophy Through the Qualitative Mode of Interviewing."   Center of Interpretive and Qualitative Research, Duquesne University, April 19, 2001.

"A Foucauldian (Genealogical) Reading of Whiteness:  The Production of the Black Body/Self and the Racial Pathology of Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye."  Guest lecture at Duquesne University, Psychology Department, October 9, 2000.

"Black Women and a Christological Hermeneutics of Location."  Theology Graduate Colloquium, Duquesne University, October 19, 2000.