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Kathryn Gines has been named the inaugural winner of the American Philosophical Association’s Joyce Mitchell Cook Award

Presented by the Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers (CSBP). Professor Gines works on Continental philosophy (especially existentialism and phenomenology), African American/Africana philosophy, black feminist philosophy, and critical philosophy of race. She is the founding director of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, one of the founding co-editors of the journal Critical Philosophy of Race, the founder of the Center for Balanced Living, and she directs a program called Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy (CUSP).

The Joyce Mitchell Cook award was established in 2014 and is presented biennially by the committee on the status of black philosophers in honor of Joyce Mitchell Cook, the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy in the United States, recognizing a book written by a trailblazing black woman philosopher.  Prof. Gines receives the award in recognition of the success of her book, Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question.