Robert Gooding-Williams is the M. Moran Weston/Black Alumni Council Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy and of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, where he is the Director of the Center for Race, Philosophy, and Social Justice. Gooding-Williams is the author of Zarathustra’s Dionysian Modernism (Stanford, 2001), Look, A Negro!: Philosophical Essays on Race, Culture, and Politics (Routledge, 2005), and In The Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America (Harvard, 2009). In 2010, In the Shadow of Du Bois won two book prizes: one, for the best book on race, ethnicity and political thought awarded by the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section of the APSA (American Political Science Association); and the second, an honorable mention citation for the David Easton Award, awarded by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the APSA. Gooding-Williams's essay, "Race, Multiculturalism and Democracy"(Constellations, Spring 1998), was selected for publication in Volume XXI of the Philosopher's Annual, a collection comprising what the volume's editors judged to be the ten best articles to appear in a journal of philosophy in 1998. Gooding-Williams was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018. He is presently a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. In February 2021, Gooding-Williams will deliver the Dewey Lecture in Law and Philosophy at the University of Chicago Law School.