Lucius Turner Outlaw (Jr.) is the Joseph A. Johnson Distinguished Leadership Professor for 2020-21, a W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and of Human and Organizational Development-Peabody College, at Vanderbilt University, having joined the faculty in July of 2000. (Formerly, Outlaw was the T. Wistar Brown Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, and the David S. Nelson Professor [visiting] at Boston College, 1996-98.) Outlaw teaches, researches, and writes about race and ethnicity, American philosophy, African American philosophy, Africana philosophy, critical social theory, social and political philosophy, and the history of philosophy in the “West.” He is the author of two books, On Race and Philosophy (Routledge, 1996) and Critical Social Theory in the Interests of Black Folks (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. Born in Starkville, Mississippi, Outlaw is a graduate of Fisk University (BA, Magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, 1967) and of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Boston College (PhD, Philosophy, 1972).