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Anika Simpson Director, WGSS and Visiting Associate Professor Department of Philosophy and Religion

Contact
Send email to Anika Simpson
(202) 885-2583 (Office)
New Office: Battelle-Tompkins T18 Monday 1:00-2:00pm, Thursday 10:00-11:00am, and by appointment
Additional Positions at AU
Director, WGSS
Degrees
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (2004) M.A. in Philosophy, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (2001) M.Ed. in Elementary Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1996) B.A. in Philosophy, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (1995)

Bio
Anika Simpson, PhD, is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University. She also serves as the Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Prior to her visiting appointment, Dr. Simpson was Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University. She also served as the coordinator MSU’s Women’s and Gender Studies program, which was established under her leadership, and was co-chair of the LGBTQA Advisory Council. Her publications focus on black feminism, African American philosophy, and sexuality. She is currently working on a book entitled Marriage Abolition in African America. Research interests include African-American Philosophy, Feminism, Social and Political Philosophy.
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