Philosophy, Biography, and Race: An Interview with Dr. George Yancy



During a visit to the Austen Riggs Center earlier this year, George Yancy, PhD, spoke about his interests in philosophy, race, biography, and what “suturing” and “un-suturing” mean in the context of his work. 

Dr. George Yancy Shares How He Became Interested in Philosophy

Dr. George Yancy Shares His Interest in the Intersection Between Philosophy and Biography

Dr. George Yancy Explains the Terms "Suturing" and "Un-Suturing" in the Context of His Work

Dr. George Yancy Shares His Impressions of Austen Riggs


About George Yancy, PhD

George Yancy, PhD, is professor of philosophy at Emory University. He is editor for Lexington Books’ Philosophy of Racebook series and known for his work in critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and African American philosophy. He has written, edited, or co-edited more than 18 books, as well as numerous book chapters and articles; his work has been quoted worldwide, including in Turkey, Australia, South Africa, and Sweden. Most recently, he published Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2017), and Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race in America, 2nd ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).

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