Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Kwame Anthony Appiah was named professor emeritus at Princeton University. He currently serves as a professor of philosophy of law at New York University.

Professor Appiah is the author of many books including In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (Oxford University Press, 1992) and The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen (W.W. Norton, 2010). His latest book Lines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity was published by Harvard University Press in February. Professor Appiah holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.

Ruha-BenjaminRuha Benjamin was appointed assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University. Since 2010, Dr. Benjamin has been an assistant professor at Boston University. She is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (Stanford University Press, 2013).

Dr. Benjamin is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.

Bonner-and-ZhangChristopher Bonner was named assistant professor of history at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on African American history and he is working on a book that examines the efforts of Black Americans to gain citizenship before the end of the Civil War.

Dr. Bonner is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. He earned a Ph.D. at Yale University.


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