Barrymore Bogues

Professor
Africana Studies

Anthony Bogues (Ph.D., 1994, Political Theory, University of the West Indies, Mona) is Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science, Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence (2004-2007); Harmon Family Professor and the current chair of the Department. His major research and writing interests are intellectual and cultural history, radical political thought, critical theory, Caribbean and African politics and literature.

Bogues is associate editor of the journal Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism and a member of the editorial collective of journal boundary 2. He is also a visiting professor at The Centre of Caribbean Thought, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and honorary professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is currently working on questions of power and its relationship to violence and death; the relationship of historical trauma to freedom; and the political aesthetics of Caribbean and African literature. He is convener of the international project "Exploring African and African Diasporic Knowledges."

Bogues is the author of over 40 published essays and articles on subjects ranging from the Haitian Revolution, to the complexities of African American political thought, the nature of freedom in the modern world and the relationship between critical political theory and the imagination. He has also lectured and written on the relationship between history and literature in Caribbean novels. In his teaching, he conducts independent reading courses on the writings of W.E.B. DuBois, Frantz Fanon, C.L.R. James, Giorgio Agamben, Michel Foucault, and Hannah Arendt. He is a series editor for the book series on Caribbean Thought, Caribbean Reasonings and an editor for the book series on Black critical thinkers.