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John E. Drabinski, Professor of Black Studies at Amherst College


  • University of Memphis – Ph.D (1996), M.A. (1993)
  • Seattle University (Philosophy and English) – A.B. (1991)





  • Fanon’s Two Memories,” South Atlantic Quarterly 112:1 (2013)
  • “Elsewhere of Home,” in Drabinski and Nelson (eds.), Between Levinas and Heidegger (Albany: SUNY Press, forthcoming fall 2014). Also, short introduction to the volume.
  • Vernacular Solidarity: On Gilroy and Levinas,”in Drabinski (ed.), Levinas Studies: An Annual. Special volume on ‘Levinas, Race, and Racism’ (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2012). Also, extended introduction to the volume entitled “Levinas, Race, and Racism.”
  • “Aesthetics and the Abyss: Between Césaire and Lamming,” C.L.R. James Journal (forthcoming 2014). Also, extended introduction to the volume entitled “Theorizing Glissant, Creolizing Philosophy.”
  • Reconciliation and Founding Wounds,” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights 4:1 (2013)
  • Interview with Salomon Lerner,” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights 4:1 (2013)
  • Poetics of the Mangrove,” in Saldana and Adams (eds.), Deleuze and Race (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013)
  • Review Essay: Donna V. Jones, The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy,” Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy XIX, no. 2 (2011): 180-188
  • Future Interval: On Levinas and Glissant,” in Davidson and Perpich (eds.), Totality and Infinity at 50 (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2011), 146-164.
  • Shorelines,” Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy XIX, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 1-10.
  • “Philosophy as a Kind of Cinema,” Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy XVIII, no. 2 (Fall 2010): 1-11.
  • Beginning’s Abyss,” in Stauffer and Bergo (eds.), After the Death of a Certain God: On Nietzsche and Levinas (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009)
  • The Everyday Miracle of the Occasional Community,” in Gimbel (ed.), Philosophy and Popular Culture XXVIII (Chicago: Open Court, 2007)
  • Wealth and Justice in a U-topian Context,” in Antje Kapust, Eric S. Nelson, and Kent Still (eds.), Addressing Levinas (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2005)
  • The Problem of Sinngebung in Levinas and Marion,” in Claire Katz (ed.), Emmanuel Levinas: Critical Assessments, Volume Two (New York: Routledge, 2005). Reprint.
  • The Possibility of an Ethical Politics: From Peace to Liturgy,” in Claire Katz (ed.), Emmanuel Levinas: Critical Assessments, Volume Four (New York: Routledge, 2005). Reprint.
  • What is Trauma to the Future? On Glissant’s Poetics,” Qui Parle 18.2 (2010): 31-47.
  • “Who are his poor? Reading Levinas with Rancière,” International Studies in Philosophy xxx (2009): 31-47.
  • Separation, Difference, and Time in Godard’s Ici et ailleurs,” SubStance 115, vol. 37, no. 1 (2008): 148-158.
  • Reconsidering Adorno,” Klesis: Revue Phenomenologique (Avril 2008): 105-116.
  • Subjectivity and the Problem of Political Debt,” Levinas Studies: An Annual Review (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2008)
  • The Enigma of the Cartesian Infinite,” Studia Phaenomenologica VI (2006): 210-226.
  • “From Representation to Materiality,” International Studies in Philosophy XXX, vol. 4 (1998): 23-38.
  • “Experience as Flesh: On Merleau-Ponty and James,” Phenomenological Inquiry 21 (1998): 137-155.
  • “The Hither-Side of the Living-Present in Levinas and Husserl,” Phenomenology and Beyond, eds. Lenore Langsdorf and John Caputo. Special Issue of Philosophy Today, (Supplement 1996): 142-150.
  • “The Status of the Transcendental in Levinas’ Thought,” Philosophy Today 38, no. 3 (1994): 123-136.
  • “Radical Empiricism and Phenomenology: Philosophy and the Pure Stuff of Experience,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy 7, no. 3 (1993): 226-242.
  • “Husserl’s Critique of Empiricism and the Phenomenological Account of Reflection,” Southwestern Philosophy Review 9, no. 1 (January 1993): 91-104.
  • “Between Representation and Being,” Skepteon 1, no. 1 (1993): 57-72.


  • “Alfred Schutz: Bibliography of Secondary Sources,” Alfred Schutz’s Theory of Social Science, ed. Lester Embree. (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2000.)
  • Review Essay: Richard A. Cohen, Elevations: Height of the Good in Rosenzweig and Levinas,” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 16, no. 1 (Fall 1997): 157-160.
  • “Review Essay: Kathleen Haney, Intersubjectivity Revisited: Phenomenology and the Other,” Husserl Studies 12, no. 1 (1995): 81-91.

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