Gordon, Lewis Ricardo

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GORDON, Lewis Ricardo

GORDON, Lewis Ricardo. Also writes as Nikki Del Rio. Jamaican, b. 1962. Genres: Philosophy. Career: Lehman High School, Bronx, NY, social studies teacher, 1985-89, Second Chance Program founder and coordinator, 1987-89; Yale University, New Haven, CT, teaching fellow in philosophy and classics, 1990-93; University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, adjunct professor of philosophy, 1992; Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, adjunct assistant professor in Lehman Scholars Program, 1993; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, assistant professor of philosophy and African-American studies, 1993-95; Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, adjunct assistant professor of philosophy and American studies, summer, 1994; Purdue University, West Lafayette, associate professor of philosophy and African-American studies, 1996; Brown University, Providence, RI, visiting professor of Afro-American studies and religion, fall of 1996, became associate professor of Afro-American studies, contemporary religious thought, Latin-American studies, modern culture and media, and ethnic studies, 1997-. Publications: Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism, 1995; Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences, 1995; Her Majesty's Other Children: Sketches of Racism from a Neocolonial Age, 1997; What Fanon Really Said: An Introduction to His Life and Thought, 1998. EDITOR: (and trans. with T.D. Sharpley-Whiting and R.T. White) Fanon: A Critical Reader, 1996; Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy, 1997; (with R.T. White) Black Texts and Textuality: Constructing and De-Constructing Blackness, 1998; Key Figures in AfricanAmerican Thought, 1998; (contrib. ed) The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy: Philosophy of Existence, 1998. Contributor of chapters to books; author of articles and reviews in journals; wrote earlier essays under pseudonym Rikki Del Rio. Address: Department of Afro-American Studies, Brown University Box 1904, 155 Angell St., Providence, RI 02912, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]