Alumni (National Fellow)

Christopher LeBron

National Fellow
B.A. (2004)
Ph.D. Massachusetts institute of Technology (2008)
Dream Mentor:
Kwame Appiah
New York University
Fields of Interest:
African American History
Political Science


Christopher Lebron is associate professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in political philosophy, social theory, the philosophy of race, and democratic ethics. His work has focused on bridging the divide between analytic liberalism and the virtue ethics tradition. His first book, “The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice In Our Time,” won the American Political Science Association Foundations of Political Theory First Book Prize. His second book, “The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of An Idea,” offers a brief intellectual history of the black lives matter social movement. LeBron has written a number of articles and book reviews. He has also been an active public intellectual, writing numerous times for The New York Times’s philosophy column, The Stone and for Boston Review, in addition to other outlets.

Thesis Description:

Power, Race, History and Justice in America

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