Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies and chair of the department of religion at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has been elected president of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. The association, founded in Jamaica, is an international group of scholars, artists, and community activists “dedicated to articulating a place for ideas in the Caribbean context and their global significance.” Dr. Roberts will begin his term as association president in January 2017.
Dr. Roberts’ most recent book is Freedom as Marronage (University of Chicago Press, 2015). His research is focused on the intersections of Caribbean, Continental, and North American political theory.
Dr. Roberts is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he majored in law and public policy. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.