Dr. Leonard Harris to serve as keynote speaker at Conference on the Harlem Renaissance

The Department of Humanities at Paine College will be hosting the 16th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance from November 6-8, 2013. This year’s theme is “Midwives and Mavericks: Architects, Artists and Critics of the Renaissance.” The keynote speaker will be Dr. Leonard Harris, a well-noted scholar of a Renaissance major architect and philosopher, Alain Locke.


About Dr. Leonard Harris:

Dr. Harris is currently a professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He specializes in social and political philosophy, philosophy of social science and American philosophy, with particular emphasis on African American Philosophy, Marx, Weber, and Dewey. He is the co-author of Alain L. Locke: Biography of a Philosopher. He is also the editor of The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke (authors from America, Europe, and Africa considering contributions and limitations of Locke's value theory) and The Philosophy of Alain Locke: Harlem Renaissance and Beyond (major treatises and previously unpublished works by Locke). He has been affiliated with research institutions in Brazil, England and America and holds Board/Executive memberships with professorial organizations and heads the Alain L. Locke Society and the Philosophy Born of Struggle Association.