Dr. Dalitso Ruwe

Dalitso Ruwe

Assistant Professor of Black Political Thought

Philosophy, Political Studies

Arts and Science

People Directory Affiliation Category

Ph.D., Texas A&M

Specializations / Research Interests

Intellectual History of Africana Philosophy, Anti-Colonial Theory, Africana Legal History, Black Male Studies, Hip Hop Philosophy, Black Philosophies of Education


Dr. Dalitso Ruwe holds a Cross Appointment in Philosophy and Black Studies. Previously he was a 2020-2021 post-Doc fellow under the Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy at University of Guelph. His post-doc research focused on the Black Abolitionists debates on American slavery that emerged from the National Negro Conventions of 1830-1864 and the role the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and migration to Canada afforded Black thinkers’ grounds to develop socio-political and legal critiques of American Slavery. This research is central to the manuscript Dr. Ruwe is currently working on tentatively titled Ontological Sovereignty: The Quest of Black Freedom in the Age of Slavery. His recent publications appear in APA Newsletter: The Black Experience, Theory & Event, Teachers College Record and The Blackwell Companion to Public Philosophy. Dr. Ruwe enjoys playing pool, basketball, and watching anime, plays, and movies full of dark humor.