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Adeyemi O. Doss

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Previous Degrees:Indiana University, 2011, MA- African and African American
Diaspora Studies: Earlham College, 2007, BA-Sociology/Anthropology
Area of Study::African-Centered Psychology and Africana Philosophy

Research Interests: Double-Consciousness; African American Philosophy; Yoruba Existentialism; European Existentialism; Critical Race Theory; Embodied Anti-Black Racism; Objectification of Black Bodies; Trauma; W.E.B. Du Bois Phenomenology; Franz Fanon Phenomenology

Bio:  Adeyemi Doss, is a fourth year Doctoral student in the African and African American Diaspora Studies Department at Indiana University. His research interest deals with African-centered Psychology, Africana Philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, and philosophy of mind. He works primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, and the philosophy of the Black experience. He is particularly interested in the formation of African-American philosophical thought as articulated within the social context and historical space of anti-Black racism, African-American agency, and identity formation.

Conference Paper:

“"The Self as Nonexistent: The Phenomenology of How the African American Self Becomes Nonexistent to Self while in Despair" (2012, NCBS, National Council for Black Studies)

Selected Publications:

Doss, A. (2010) John L. Jackson, Jr. Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness. Black Diaspora

Doss, A. (2013) Black Bodies, White Spaces: Understanding the Construction of White Identity through the Objectification and Lynching of Black Bodies. Black Diaspora

Manuscripts in Preparation:

Doss, A. and Obeng, C. (2013) Maafa: A Theoretical Approach to Understanding the Psychological Consequences of Being Black in America review pending

Academic Awards & Honors:

William Wiggins Award for outstanding work as an associate professor, 2013; Phyllis Klotman Award for creative contributions to scholarship, 2013; Awarded the Phyllis Klotman Award for Outstanding Masters Thesis, 2012

Teaching Experience:

A154- The History of Race in the Americas Summer Session 2012

A154-The History of Race in the Americas