Dr. Lucius T. Outlaw
Ex-Officio Board Member
Lucius Turner Outlaw (Jr.), the author of On Race and Philosophy (Routledge 1996) and Critical Social Theory in the Interest of Black Folks (Roman and Littlefield 2005) and other writings, is Professor of Philosophy, African American and Diaspora Studies, and of Human and Organizational Development (Peabody College) at Vanderbilt University, having joined the faculty in July of 2000. (Outlaw was formerly the T. Wistar Brown Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College Haverford, Pennsylvania.) Outlaw teaches, researches, and writes about race and ethnicity, American Philosophy, Africana Philosophy, Critical Social Theory, Social and Political Philosophy, and the history of Philosophy in the “West.” Born in Starkville, Mississippi, he is a graduate of Fisk University (BA, 1967) and of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Boston College (Ph.D., Philosophy, 1972).