Christopher Lebron

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Assistant Professor, African American Studies & Philosophy
Rm 203 -- 81 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511-6606
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
On Leave: July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

Chris Lebron is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Philosophy. His interests include moral theory, political ethics, race, and method. His book, The Color Of Our Shame: Race and Justice In Our Time, was published by Oxford University Press in August 2013 and was awarded First Book Prize by the American Political Science Association Foundations of Political Theory section. His article, “The Agony of a Racial Democracy,” was published in Theory & Event vol 15, no. 3, 2012, a symposium on the shooting of Trayvon Martin. His article “Equality From A Human Point Of View,” was published in Critical Philosophy of Race vol 2, no. 2 2014. His paper, “Thoughts on Racial Democratic Education and Moral Virtue,” was published in Research & Theory in Education vol 13 no. 2 (2015).  He is currently at work on his second book, The Making of ‘Black Lives Matter’: A Brief History of an Idea, currently under contract with Oxford University Press; it is scheduled for publication in 2016. Additionally, Chris has been active in public forums discussing race, social justice, and democratic ethics – most recently he has written for The Boston Review and The New York Times.

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Featured News:

  •  3:AM Magazine: Chris Lebron was featured in, “The Colour of Our Shame,” an interview by Richard Marshall for  3:AM Magazine, Monday, September 29, 2014.