Professor of Africana Studies:
Phone: +1 401 863 1782
Phone 2: +1 401 863 5477
My main research interests are interdisciplinary as I focus on questions rather than any specific disciplinary field of study. My current projects are: 1. A book which seeks to think about the questions of human freedom historically and in our present . The book is called "And What about the Human? Wither Human Emancipation and Human Freedom."2. An edited Reader on Black Political Thought. 3 A series of projects on Haitian art.
Anthony Bogues (Ph.D., 1994, Political Theory, University of the West Indies, Mona) is the Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice ; Professor of Africana Studies, Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence( 2004-2007); and Harmon Family Professor He is also an affiliated faculty member of the departments of Political Science and Modern Culture and Media and an affiliated faculty with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Bogues's major research and writing interests are intellectual, literary and cultural history, radical political thought, political theory , critical theory as well as Caribbean and African politics. He is the author of Caliban's Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James (1997); Black Heretics and Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (2003); Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom and Desire
( 2010 ); He is the editor of two volumes on Caribbean intellectual and literary history, and has published numerous essays and articles on the history of criticism, critical theory, political thought, political philosophy , intellectual and cultural history . Bogues is an associate director of the Center for Caribbean Thought, University of the West Indies, Mona; a member of the editorial collective for the journal boundary 2. He is an honorary professor at the Center for African Studies , the University of Cape Town , South Africa and a Visiting Humanities professor at the Addis Ababa University . He teaches courses on Africana political philosophy, cultural politics, intellectual history and contemporary critical theory and comparative literature of Africa and the African Diaspora as well as courses on the history of Haitian society and art.
Current research focuses on the following areas:
I am grappling with the following questions : The relationship between freedom and emancipation; the ways in which the questions of freedom are posed within the frame of the radical imagination ; and the writing of a history of freedom as a practice. I am also grappling with thinking about the ways in which historical writings are produced in contexts of racial and colonial power and what philosophies of history are produced. I have an abiding interest in how human beings become subjects and from an historical perspective how human beings were made into " natives " in the colonial world and how historic forms of power leaves traces in the contemporary world. I am also writing two intellectual biographies and working on a series of art projects on the history of Haitian art.
Ph.D., 1994, Political Theory, University of the West Indies, Mona
Distinguished Faculty Fellow , Stanford University( 2012)
Distinguished Mellon Fellow , University of Cape Town ( 2010-2011)
Faculty Fellow , Cogut Humanities Center , Spring 2010 .
Harmon Family Professor( 2007- present time. )
Honorary Professor , University of Cape Town.( 2007-present time )
Brown University Presidential Citation for Scholarship and Teaching, (2005)
Distinguished Fellow, Center for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, (2006)
Royce Family Professorship in Teaching Excellence, Brown University, (2004-2007)
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for a project on African-American social theatre, (2005)
Distinguished Writer Award for non-fiction, Middle Atlantic Writers Association (MAWA), (2003)
American Philosophical Association
International Intellectual History Association
Caribbean Studies Association
Center for Caribbean Thought
Caribbean Social History Project
Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London