Dr. Anika Simpson

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Title: 
Associate Professor; Coordinator of Women and Gender Studies Program
Office Location: 
309-D
Phone: 
(443) 885-3939
Email: 
anika.simpson@morgan.edu
Education:

2004 Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Memphis
1996 M.Ed. in Elementary Education, The Ohio State University
1995 B.A. in Philosophy, Spelman College

Education:

2004 Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Memphis
1996 M.Ed. in Elementary Education, The Ohio State University
1995 B.A. in Philosophy, Spelman College

Dr. Simpson joined the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in 2004. She is the founding coordinator of MSU's Women's and Gender Studies program. Her publications have primarily focused upon black feminism and African-American philosophy. Her current research project explores the interplay of morality, marriage and black women's sexuality. She is enjoying her first sabbatical during the Fall of 2016 working on a manuscript, Single Black Mother:Philosophical Reflections on Marriage, Sex, and Love.

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Selected Publications
"Black Philosophy and the Erotic" in The Black Scholar, (Winter 2013), Volume 43, Number 4.
"Race and Feminist Standpoint Theory" in Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy, ed. by Maria Davidson, Kathryn Gines and Donna-Dale Marcano. Albany: SUNY Press, 2010.
"Situated Black Women's Voices in/on the Profession of Philosophy" in Hypatia, (April-June 2008), Volume 23, Number 2.
"Contradictions of Racism: Locke, Slavery, and the Two Treatises" co-authored with Robert Bernasconi in Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy, ed. by Andrew Valls. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.

Courses Taught at Morgan State University
Philosophy:
Contemporary Western Philosophy
Ethics and the Law
Ethics and Values
Ethics in Contemporary Society
Gender and Science
Introduction to Critical Thinking
Power and Gender
Senior Seminar I & II
Senior Honors Thesis I & II

Women's and Gender Studies:
Introduction to Women's Studies
Understanding Feminist Theories

Professional Affiliations
American Philosophical Association
National Women's Studies Association