The Department of African American Studies is excited to announce the addition of a new junior faculty member, Professor Eddie O’Byrn.  We welcome Professor Eddie O’Byrn as we continue our commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

Dr. O’Byrn is a scholar of critical philosophy of race and Black American philosophy with research spanning 19th, 20th, and 21st century Western philosophy. He has taught numerous classes on race, gender, and resistance that center the philosophical and critical thinking of African diasporic people. Currently, Dr. O’Byrn is in the early stages of a book project in Black existential philosophy.

Dr. O’Byrn received their B.A. in Philosophy from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and completed their Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. O’Byrn joins the Department as an Assistant Professor.