A Brief Bio
Mike Monahan taught at Marquette University before joining Memphis University where as an associate professor. He is a founding member of the Phenomenology Roundtable, and is past Vice-President (2009-2013) and current Treasurer of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. Mike’s philosophical interests are diverse, and focus specifically on questions of oppression and liberation, with a particular emphasis on race and racism. He draws on Africana and phenomenological texts and traditions and over his career he has taught courses in Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Political Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Hegel, and Nietzsche. His current work investigates the uses and abuses of theories of “recognition” in the context of racial oppression and liberation. He also practices and teaches martial arts.