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Johnathan Flowers Professorial Lecturer Philosophy & Religion

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Degrees
PhD Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; MA Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Graduate Certificate Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; BA English, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; BS Journalism, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Bio
Johnathan Flowers is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy & Religion at American University. Flowers’ research areas include African American intellectual history, Japanese Aesthetics, American Pragmatism, Philosophy of Disability, and Philosophy of Technology. His current research focuses on the affective ground of experience, identity, and personhood with a specific emphasis on race, gender, and disability as felt orientations in and towards the world.

Flowers also works in the areas of Science and Technology Studies and Comics Studies where he applies insights from American Pragmatism, Philosophy of Race, and Disability Studies to current issues in human/computer interaction, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and representations of identity in popular culture. His first monograph, Mono no Aware as a Poetics of Gender is forthcoming from Lexington Books in 2022.
For the Media
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Teaching

Fall 2021

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • PHIL-120 Do the Right Thing

  • RELG-476 Relig & Black Bodies of Resist