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 W. Alton Jones Chair Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, having joined the faculty in July of 2000, serving as the Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor, 2020-2021. 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)..