Each spring, the Philosophy Department is proud to host Inspiring TriVia: The Sarah L. Hoagland Speaker Series. As professor emerita of Northeastern Illinois University, Dr. Hoagland generously endowed this series to foster philosophical discussion at the intersections of race, class, and gender. Hence the title: Inspire (to breathe life into), and TriVia (the goddess of crossroads). We keep these goals in mind when selecting speakers.
A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Sarah L. Hoagland for making it all possible.
Robert J. Gooding-Williams, Professor of Philosophy and African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University
3-5 p.m. April 20, 2023
Reception to follow
Robert J. Gooding-Williams is the M. Moran Weston/Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies and Professor of Philosophy and African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University. He is a specialist in Social and Political Philosophy, the History of African-American Political Thought, 19th Century European Philosophy, Existentialism, and Aesthetics. His recent work includes "Zarathustra's Dionysian Modernism" (Stanford, 2001), "Look, A Negro!: Philosophical Essays on Race, Culture, and Politics" (Routledge, 2005), and "In The Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America" (Harvard 2009), as well as scores of peer-reviewed articles. He is also the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. He has also served on the editorial boards of several professional journals and was a founding co-editor of the on-line Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy.