Tommie Shelby

Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Florida A&M University and Ph.D. in Philosophy and Certificate in Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Professor Shelby specializes in Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, and social theory.

Representative Publications

“Racial Realities and Corrective Justice: A Reply to Charles Mills,” Critical Philosophy of Race 1.2 (2013): 145-162

“White Supremacy and Black Solidarity: David Walker’s Appeal” in A New Literary History of America, ed. Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009), pp. 196-201

“Ideology, Racism, and Critical Social Theory,” Philosophical Forum 34 (Summer 2003): 153-188

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