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Duquesne Professor Honored for Public Philosophy Essay

Dr. George Yancy, professor of philosophy at Duquesne University, received in 2014 the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Public Philosophy opinion-editorial contest.

Yancy was recognized for his essay Walking While Black in the White Gaze. This work and his regular question-and-answer interview column are published in the New York Times.

Working in the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies and philosophy of the black experience, Yancy is interested in the formation of African-American philosophical thought, including what it means to be embodied as black within the context of white America.

He earned his doctorate in philosophy at Duquesne, his master's in philosophy from Yale University, a master's degree in Africana studies from New York University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

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