Adeyemi O. Doss

Adeyemi O. Doss

Ph.D. Student


M.A., African and African American Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, 2011

B.A., Sociology and Anthropology, Earlham College, 2007

Research Interests

double-consciousness; African American philosophy; Yoruba existentialism; european existentialism; critical race theory; embodied anti-black racism; objectification of black bodies; trauma; W.E.B. Du Bois phenomenology; Franz Fanons phenomenology

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Adeyemi Doss, is a fourth year Doctoral student in the African and African American Diaspora Studies Department at Indiana University. His research interest deals with African-centered Psychology, Africana Philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, and philosophy of mind. He works primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, and the philosophy of the Black experience. He is particularly interested in the formation of African-American philosophical thought as articulated within the social context and historical space of anti-Black racism, African-American agency, and identity formation.

Conference Paper

“"The Self as Nonexistent: The Phenomenology of How the African American Self Becomes Nonexistent to Self while in Despair" (2012, NCBS, National Council for Black Studies)


Doss, A. (2010) John L. Jackson, Jr. Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness. Black Diaspora

Doss, A. (2013) Black Bodies, White Spaces: Understanding the Construction of White Identity through the Objectification and Lynching of Black Bodies. Black Diaspora

Manuscripts in Preparation

Doss, A. and Obeng, C. (2013) Maafa: A Theoretical Approach to Understanding the Psychological Consequences of Being Black in America review pending

Awards and Honors

William Wiggins Award for outstanding work as an associate professor, 2013; Phyllis Klotman Award for creative contributions to scholarship, 2013; Awarded the Phyllis Klotman Award for Outstanding Masters Thesis, 2012

Courses Taught

A154- The History of Race in the Americas Summer Session 2012

A154-The History of Race in the Americas