Curriculum Vitae

Freedom as Marronage (2015)

Creolizing Rousseau (2015)

Journeys in Caribbean Thought (2016)

A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass (2018)

*NEW*: Creolizing Hannah Arendt (forthcoming June 2024)

Parable of Change (2021), on GA Senate elections and siege of U.S. Capitol, in APA Blog of the American Philosophical Association.

Podcast on the Frederick Douglass book (2018)

The Long Legacy of Frederick Douglass (2018), in openDemocracy

“This is Your America” (2018) in Public Seminar

Podcast on How Ideas Become Books in Africana and AfroAm Studies (2020) on New Books Network

Juxtaposition, Hemispheric Thought, and the Bounds of Political Theory (fall 2019)

“Democracy and Freedom Between Past and Future” (April 2019): videos of conference presentations

Race, Injustice, and Philosophy” (2018) in AAIHS

W. Ford Schumann Faculty Fellow in Democratic Studies (2018-22)

President, Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA, 2016-19)

The Critique of Racial Liberalism” (2017) in AAIHS and reprinted in Public Books.

Freedom as Marronage named by Choice a Top 25 Outstanding Academic book of 2015.

Executive Editorial Committee Member, Political Theory (2015-21)

Regular commentator in magazines and newspapers such as Time and The New York Times.

Commentary in the Daily Nous on Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (8/2015)

Guest on the show African Ascent to discuss the meaning of freedom (6/2015): click here for video.

Guest on MSNBC’s show Nerding Out to discuss Baltimore & FM book (5/7/15): click here for video.

Co-editor with Jane Anna Gordon of the book series: Creolizing the Canon (2014-present)

Chair of CPA Publishing Partnerships (2014-16). CPA publications include The C.L.R. James Journal and books with Rowman & Littlefield.

NPR interview on the unfolding tensions in Ferguson, MO (Aug. 2014): click here

Trayvon Martin symposium “Introduction”, Theory & Event, Edited by Neil Roberts

Podcast Interview with Johns Hopkins University Press on the Martin symposium (11/20/12)

Syllabus—Sylvia Wynter, Black Lives, and Struggle for the Human (Spring 2020)

Course Description—Hip Hop and Political Theory (Fall 2013)

Syllabus—The Political Theology of Bob Marley (Winter 2013)

Syllabus—Contemporary Africana Social and Political Philosophy (Spring 2011)

Syllabus—Garveyism (Spring 2011)

Syllabus—Modern Political Thought (Fall 2010)

Syllabus—Rastafari: Dread, Politics, Agency (Spring 2009)

Syllabus—Introduction to Africana Studies (Fall 2009)


Contact Information:

Neil Roberts
Associate Dean of the Faculty (as of July 2023)
John B. McCoy and John T. McCoy Professor of Africana Studies, Political Theory, and the Philosophy of Religion 
Williams College
Hopkins Hall
Williamstown, MA 01267
E-mail: [email protected]

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