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Kris Sealey

Kris Sealey

Professor of Philosophy
201 Sparks Building


B.S., Spelman College, 2001
M.A., The University of Memphis, 2005
Ph.D., The University of Memphis, 2007

Professional Bio

Kris Sealey’s areas of research are in Critical Philosophy of Race, Caribbean Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy and 20th Century Continental Philosophy. Her published work investigates questions of belonging in the aftermath of the Middle Passage, community formation in the aftermath of conquest in the Americas, and resistive productions of home in the context of a post-colonial world. Dr. Sealey’s first book, Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence, was published in 2013 with SUNY Press. Her second book, Creolizing the Nation, published in 2020 with Northwestern University Press, was awarded the Guillén Batista book award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2022. Dr. Sealey is the co-editor of two volumes, soon to be published with Roman & Littlefield: Creolizing Sartre, and Creolizing Critical Theory: New Voices in Caribbean Philosophy. She is currently working on two book projects. The first aims to develop a theory for creolized world-making practices that are both abolitionist and decolonial in their political orientations. The second is an investigation of everyday experiments with freedom at the level of Black cultural production, with particular emphasis on Black mothering and other-mothering.