Professor Lewis R. Gordon will discuss the meaning of knowledge production and the distinctions between facts and knowledge, logical and reason, and how research can work to support or challenge current systems of power. This talk initiates an interdisciplinary conversation between data scientists and scholars in the humanities about the role of research and teaching in the broader social, economic, and political structures that have resulted in the multiple crises we face today.
When: September 30, 2020
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
This event is free but space is limited!
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Lewis R. Gordon is an Afro-Jewish philosopher, political thinker, educator, and musician who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University. Gordon’s research spans a broad range of philosophical inquiry including Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of culture, race, and racism, as well as philosophy of education, science and technology. He is an expert on the work of Franz Fanons and has published widely in both academic and popular forums. As a public intellectual, Gordon has written, lectured, and organized workshops and political meetings across the globe. He recently held positions as Boaventura de Sousa Santos Chair in the Faculty for Economics at the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2018-2019); the European Union Chair in Euro-Philosophy at the Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
(2014–2019); Writer-in-Residence at the Birkbeck School of Law at the University of London (2016), and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy at Temple University (2004–2013), where he also founded and directed the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies and the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought. Gordon is currently Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he also has affiliations in Judaic Studies, Caribbean and Latinx Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Global Studies.