Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) 2019 Summer School

Williams College,
Williamstown, Massachusetts
June 16-23, 2019

Application Deadline:  15 December 2018

Founded in 2003 in Mona, Jamaica, the principal goal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association is to support the free exchange of ideas and foster an intellectual community that is truly representative of the diversity of voices and perspectives that is paradigmatic of, but not limited to, the Caribbean. The Caribbean is thus understood not solely as a geopolitical region, but also as a trope to investigate dimensions of the multiple undersides of modernity. Likewise, philosophy is conceived, not as an isolated academic discipline, but instead as rigorous theoretical reflection about fundamental problems faced by humanity. Understood in this way, Caribbean philosophy is a transdisciplinary form of interrogation aiming to elucidate fundamental questions that emerge with discovery, conquest, racial, gender, and sexual domination, genocide, dependency, and exploitation as well as freedom, emancipation, and decolonization.

The 2019 CPA summer school will be hosted by Neil Roberts of Williams College, with generous support from the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies.


  • “Colonial Domesticity” and “Social Reproduction & Racial Capitalism,” two seminars with Lisa Lowe, Tufts University
  • “Melancholia Africana: Loss, Mourning, and Survival in Africa & Its Diaspora” & “Black in Blue White and Red” with Nathalie Etoke, Connecticut College
  • “On Fanon or How Global the Global South is” & “Internal Colonialism and Subjectivity,” two seminars with Alejandro de Oto, Conicet, San Juan, Argentina
  • “Shifting the Geography of Reason” with Lewis R. Gordon, UConn
  • “On Afro-Caribbean Philosophy” with Paget Henry, Brown University
  • “On Creolizing Theory” with Michael Monahan, University of Memphis & Jane Anna Gordon, UConn

Applications are due December 15th. For more information and updates, please visit Acceptance Notifications will be sent out by January 15th, 2019. Please direct questions to or

Above text adapted from email.