We are excited to announce that Dr. Dalitso Ruwe has just joined the Department of Philosophy as Assistant Professor in Black Political Thought. Dr. Ruwe comes to Queen’s from a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. He is currently working on a monograph titled “Ontological Sovereignty: Black Philosophy & the Quest of Freedom in the Age of Slavery.” The monograph gives an account of the intellectual history of 17th-21st centuries’ Black thought on the injustices of African enslavement in the western world. Dr. Ruwe’s research focuses on the Intellectual History of Africana Philosophy, Anti-colonialism, Africana Legal History, Hip Hop Philosophy, Black Male Studies and Black Philosophies of Education.

Dr. Ruwe is an outstanding teacher, scholar and colleague who will prove a wonderful addition to our philosophical community and to Queen’s. We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Ruwe who, in turn, has expressed great excitement about coming to Queen’s!

Dr. Ruwe is also one of seven new faculty members appointed to the Black Studies program, which is the subject of the article linked below.

Seven new faculty members join the Black Studies program | Queen's Gazette