Lewis R. Gordon is a public intellectual, academic, and musician (jazz, blues, rock, reggae, hip hop, etc.). He teaches at the University of Connecticut in the United States, where he is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Global Affairs and Head of the Philosophy Department, with affiliations in many academic units, including Asian and Caribbean Studies and Jewish Studies. He lectures and is involved in political and artistic projects across the globe and holds appointments in South Africa, Jamaica, India, and France. He is also Distinguished Scholar at The Most Honourable PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; Honorary President of the Global Center for Advanced Studies, and co-founder of the Caribbean Philosophical Association and the Philosophy and Global Affairs Group. He is the author of many books, including, What Fanon Said (NY: Fordham UP; London: Hurst Publishers; and Johannesburg: Wits UP, 2015), Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization (NY: Routledge, 2021); Fear of Black Consciousness (hardcover, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022; in the UK, London: Penguin Books,  2022), Picador paperback 2023, and as a Macmillan Audiobook (read by Landon Woodson and Lewis R. Gordon); with German translation,  Angst vor Schwarzem Bewusstsein (Berlin: Ullstein Verlag, 2022); Portuguese translations Medo da Consciência Negra (Lisbon: Penguin-Portugal, 2022) and Brazilian Portuguese translation, Medo da Consciência Negra (São Paulo: Todavia, 2023); and Black Existentialism and Decolonizing Knowledge: Writings of Lewis R. Gordon, edited by Rozena Maart and Sayan Dey (London: Bloomsbury, 2023). His accolades include the 2022 Eminent Scholar Award from the Global Development Studies division of the International Studies Association.

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