University of Connecticut
Lewis R. Gordon is an Afro-Jewish philosopher, political thinker, educator, and musician (drums, other percussive instruments, and piano), who was born on the island of Jamaica and grew up in the Bronx, New York. He attended Lehman College under the Lehman Scholars Program (LSP) where he graduated with honors in philosophy and political science as a member of the Chi chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Gordon’s research in philosophy is in Africana philosophy, philosophy of existence, phenomenology, social and political philosophy, philosophy of culture, aesthetics, philosophy of education, and philosophy of science. He is a professor of Africana Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, World Philosophy, and Philosophy of Education at UConn.