Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Professor of Africana Studies, Director of the Ruth J. Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Professor of History of Art and Architecture


Anthony Bogues (Ph.D., 1994, Political Theory, University of the West Indies, Mona)  is a  writer, scholar, curator, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice; Professor of Africana Studies, Royce Professor of Teaching Excellence (2004-2007); and currently the   Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and  Africana Studies. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the departments of Political Science,  Modern Culture and Media .   History of Art and Architecture and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Bogues's major research and writing interests are intellectual, literary and cultural history, radical political thought, political theory, critical theory, Caribbean and African politics as well as Haitian, Caribbean, and African Art. He is the author of Caliban's Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James (1997); Black Heretics and Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (2003); and Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom and Desire (2010).  He is the editor of From Revolution in the Tropics to Imagined Landscapes: the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié. ( 2014 ) ; Metamorphosis: The Art of Edouard Duval -Carrie (2017) ;  The Art of Haiti , Loas , History and   memory ( 2019 ) as well as two volumes on Caribbean intellectual and literary history: After Man, Towards the Human: Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter (2005) and The George Lamming Reader: The Aesthetics of Decolonisation (2011) He is the co-editor of a special issue of the Italian journal Filosofia Politica ( 2017 )  on Black  political thought and  the co-convener of  the interntional  project , " Towards a Global History of Poltiical Thought . "   He is the co-editor of the volume on Africna and African Diasporic Art ,  The Imagined  New ( 2023 )  and of  a speical edition of the Caribbean journal , on the Carribean Intellectual Traditon , BIM ( 2023 )   Additionally he has curated  and co-curated shows in the United States ,  South Africa  and  the Caribbean  and  published numerous essays and articles on the history of criticism, critical theory, political thought, political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history as well as Haitian Art. Bogues is a member of the editorial collective for the journal boundary 2 and was an honorary professor at the Center for African Studies at  the University of Cape Town, South Africa.( 2006-2017 ), and now a Visiting Professor and Curator at the Univeristy of Johanesburg.  Bogues is a Visiting Professor of African and African Diaspora Thought at the Free University of Amsterdam.  He is  a member of the scientific committe of  Le Centre d'Art in Haiti .  he is currently co curaing an exhibtion at the National African American Musuem of Hostory and Culture . He teaches courses on Africana political philosophy, cultural politics, intellectual history and contemporary critical theory and comparative literature of Africa and the African Diaspora as well as courses on the history of Haitian society and art.

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