Adebayo Oluwayomi

Contact Information

Anderson Hall 225


B.A., Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria  

M.A., University of Ibadan, Nigeria  

M.Sc., Texas A&M University  

Ph.D., Texas A&M University  

Adebayo Oluwayomi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Adebayo Oluwayomi is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests contribute to the areas of African/Africana Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Anticolonial/Postcolonial Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Religion & Racial Reconciliation and Black Male Studies. Broadly construed, his research is aimed at evolving a humanizing discourse around the notions of race, ethnicity, gender, and other identity-categories for members of minoritized populations or social groups. Before joining West Chester University, Dr. Oluwayomi taught at Howard University, Southern Arkansas University, Whittier College, and served as the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow at the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College. His published works appear in journals such as American Philosophical Quarterly, The Journal of Black Studies, the Journal of Pan African Studies, and the Inter-American Journal of Philosophy.   


Africana (African/African American) Philosophy  

Critical Race Theory  

Philosophy of Race   

Black Male Studies  

Recent Courses 

PHI 180: Introduction to Ethics  

PHI 499/599: African American Philosophy  

Research Statement 

I am broadly interested in questions and substantive debates in the areas of philosophy such as social epistemology, history of philosophy, Ethics/Applied Ethics, and Socio-Political philosophy, in so far as they are focused on understanding the nature of man and how knowledge formation can lead to both individual and social transformation.  

My primary research interest interests contribute to discourses in Africana philosophy, Critical Race Theory, and Critical Gender/Sexuality Studies (with specific expertise on the gendered and racialized experience of subordinated males within society), as well as contemporary discussions on Religion & Racial Reconciliation in America. My work in these areas, explore the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in the analysis of the existential conditions of members of marginalized populations, whose group identities and ethnic affiliations largely inform how they navigate social barriers or constructed boundaries within society.  

Selected Publications 

“The Fear of Black Men? A Fanonian Cartography of Anti-Black Misandry as Psycho-Sexual Pathology,” Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships (Special Issue: Decolonizing Masculinity) 8(4), Spring 2022, 55-76. 

“The Disposable Man—Grotesque White Fantasies of Black Male Death in George Yancy’s Backlash,” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, 20(2), May 2021, 17-22.  

“The Man-Not and the Inapplicability of Intersectionality to the Dilemmas of Black manhood,” The Journal of Men’s Studies 28(2), 2020, 183-205. 

“The Wages of Sin Is Death: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rhetorics of Black Manhood and the Contemporary Discourse on Black Male Death,” APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience,18(2), Spring 2019, 16-23. 

“The Political Economy of Niggerdom: W. E. B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King Jr. on the Racial and Economic Discrimination of Black Males in America,” Journal of Black Studies 50(3), 2019, 273-297. 

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