The Presidential Faculty Award was established by President Christina H. Paxson in the spring of 2013 to recognize members of Brown’s distinguished faculty who are conducting especially important and innovative scholarship. Recipients of the Award are invited to give the Presidential Faculty Lecture to provide an opportunity for faculty members to learn about the work of their colleagues from other disciplines, and receive a research stipend of $5,000.
Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory; Director, Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice; Professor, Africana Studies
“Black Critique: Toward An Alternative Genealogy of Critical Thought”
Anthony Bogues is a writer, scholar and curator and the inaugural director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. He is the Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory. He is the author of “Caliban’s Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James”; “Black Heretics and Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals”; “Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom and Desire” and editor of the following: “From Revolution in the Tropics to Imagined Landscapes: the Art of Edouard Duval- Carrié”; “Metamorphosis: The Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié”; “After Man, Towards the Human: Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter” and “The George Lamming Reader: The Aesthetics of Decolonization.” He recently co-edited a special issue of the Italian journal Filosofia Politica on Black political thought. A former distinguished visiting professor at University of Cape Town, he is now a member of the scientific committee of Le Centre d’Art in Haiti.