Lisa McLeod

Departments and Positions:
Philosophy, Chair, Associate Professor of Philosophy
School Extension 316.2461
University of California at Santa Cruz, BA, '87
University of California at Los Angeles, JD, '90
Stanford University, PHD, '00

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of race, W.E.B. Du Bois on whiteness, mass incarceration and social justice, intersectional theories of race and gender justice.

Courses Taught:

  • PHIL 100:  Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 111:  Ethics
  • PHIL 247:  Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 261:  Philosophy and Race
  • PHIL 310:  Ancient Western Philosophy
  • PHIL 333:  Du Bois
  • PHIL 336:  Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 401:  Senior Seminars in Critical Theory, Kant's Moral Theory
  • IDS 421:  Border Crossings
  • WGSS 110:  Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Recent Publications

  • "Just Visiting:  Epistemic Obstacles to Justice on Death Row", in Tyson and Hall, ed., Philosophy Imprisoned:  The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Lanham:  Lexington Books, 2014)
  • "The Transusbstantiation of Andrew Johnson:  White Epistemic Failure in Du Bois's Black Reconstruction" in Phylon:  The Clark Atlanta University Review of Race and Culture, Vol. 51:  1 (fall 2014)
  • Forthcoming:  "The Rational and The Irrational:  Du Bois's Excavation of Whiteness, 1935-1960", in Sinitiere, ed., No Deed but Memory:  Forging American Freedom in W.E.B. Du Bois's Twilight Years [In Review]