George Yancy
#27748 Overall Influence

George Yancy

American philosopher

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

George Dewey Yancy is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in philosophy from Yale University, an M.A. in Africana Studies, and a Ph.D. from Duquesne University. He is a distinguished Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, a University of Pennsylvania Inaugural Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow, and the founding editor of the Philosophy of Race book series.

He is best known for his scholarly work in critical whiteness studies, critical phenomenology, critical philosophy of race, and African American philosophy. He is a prolific writer with more than 150 published works, including Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk About Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes and On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis. He most recently published Across Black Spaces: Essays and Interviews from an American Philosopher, which was published in 2020. In 2017, Our Black Sons Matter was recognized by Booklist as a Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction book.

He has also appeared in two documentaries, Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence, an independent documentary, and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a mini-series aired on Paramount.

Academic Website

Professional Website

Featured in Top Influential Philosophers Today

Major published works by George Yancy:

Other Resources

Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?
Duquesne University
Duquesne University

Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

view profile
Emory University
Emory University

Private research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

view profile
Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

view profile
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh

State-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

view profile
New York University
New York University

Private research university in New York City

view profile

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#729 World Rank
Philosophy