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Creolizing the Nation: Kris F. Sealey in discussion with Michael Monahan

October 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm4:30 pm


Join Northwestern University Press on Friday, October 16 as we present Creolizing the Nation: Kris F. Sealey in discussion with Michael Monahan. These leading philosophers will reflect on Sealey’s newly published Creolizing the Nation (Northwestern University Press), and Monahan will interview her about the new work. An edited version of the interview will be printed in the Southern Journal of Philosophy.


Drawing on Caribbean, decolonial, and Latina feminist resources, Kris F. Sealey argues in Creolizing the Nation that creolization provides a rich theoretical ground for rethinking the nation and deploying its political and cultural apparatus to imagine more just, humane communities. To Michael Monahan, the text works to “rescue the concept and role of the nation from those who would use it to marginalize and abuse…[it] is an important and timely book”. In her groundbreaking new work, Sealey demonstrates that the concept of the nation is not doomed to replicate colonial nationalism but can instead support new possibilities for liberation and justice.


This event is co-sponsored by Northwestern University Press, the Southern Journal of Philosophy, the University of Memphis, and Fairfield University.


Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creolizing-the-nation-kris-f-sealey-in-discussion-with-michael-monahan-tickets-122266585649



• Please register to receive a link to the Zoom event via email.

• If you have any questions or need assistance, please email anne.strother@northwestern.edu.

• This conversation will be recorded and will premiere live on Northwestern UP’s Facebook (@northwesternup).

• Attendees will receive a discount code during the event.


Kris F. Sealey is an associate professor of philosophy at Fairfield University and the author of Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence. Sealey’s areas of research include critical philosophy of race, Caribbean philosophy, and postcolonial theory. Since 2011, she has served as the book review editor of the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy. She also directs Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI), a summer immersion experience at Penn State University for under-represented undergraduate students with an interest in pursuing a doctorate in philosophy.


Michael J. Monahan is in the philosophy faculty at the University of Memphis, where his teaching and research focus on race and racism, political philosophy, and phenomenology. He is a past Vice-President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, and author of The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity.

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