George Yancy is an American philosopher and public intellectual. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over 20 books. Some of his books include Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race in America, Look, A White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness, On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis, and Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America.
He works primarily within the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy of the Black experience. Yancy has written provocative essays and conducted engaging and insightful interviews with such prominent intellectuals as Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Cornel West, Peter Singer, Anthony Appiah, and many others, at the New York Times, "The Stone." His forthcoming books engage questions of race, whiteness, sexism, African American philosophy, language, and culture. Yancy has thought hard about topics most of us try to ignore and evade. We welcome him to Dartmouth at this propitious moment in our lives together.