Christopher Lebron

Assistant Professor, African American Studies & Philosophy

Yale University

Christopher Lebron is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Philosophy. His interests include moral theory, political ethics, race, and method. His book, The Color Of Our Shame: Race and Justice In Our Time, was published by Oxford University Press in August 2013 and was awarded First Book Prize by the American Political Science Association, Foundations of Political Theory section. His article, “The Agony of a Racial Democracy,” was published in Theory & Event in 2012. His article “Equality From A Human Point Of View,” was published in Critical Philosophy of Race in 2014. His paper, “Thoughts on Racial Democratic Education and Moral Virtue,” was published in Research & Theory in Education in 2015.  He is currently at work on his second book, The Making of ‘Black Lives Matter’: A Brief History of an Idea, currently under contract with Oxford University Press; it is scheduled for publication in 2016. Professor Lebron has been active in public forums discussing race, social justice, and democratic ethics – most recently he has written for the Boston Review and the New York Times.