K. Bailey Thomas

|Research Associate B; Lecturer
Academic Appointments
  • Philosophy Postdoctoral Fellow (2022-2024)

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Louisville

Bailey Thomas is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy while on research leave from the University of Louisville where they are an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Much of their research focuses on bridging the gaps between epistemic, ethical, and political spheres through an argument for the integration of ethical and political frameworks into social epistemology. Some of their other long-term projects include examining the intellectual components of the Radical Black Tradition and Black American feminism. Their current manuscript, tentatively titled Insidious Ignorance: Race, Power, and Cultures of Ignorance, focuses on examining a phenomenon they have termed as “insidious ignorance”.  They are also conducting research for their second book project which will focus on the politics and ethics of Black American frameworks of care and caring. They are also the founder and director of the Roundtable for Black Feminist and Womanist Theory (https://roundtableforblackfeminismandwomanism.weebly.com). 


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  • B.A., with Honors, Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, 2017
  • Ph.D., Philosophy and African American and Diaspora Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2021