Kévin O. Irakóze

Kévin O. Irakóze, Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop Coordinator

Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop Coordinator
marcusl3@uchicago.edu
773.834.8736

Kévin Irakóze is a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy. He works in Africana social and political philosophy. The main research interest addresses the difficulties and possibilities for the imagination in relation to social disaster. This research seeks to offer an account of disaster as an existential condition within a postcolonial and racialized context, and to explore various forms of resilience in response to the condition. The work is interdisciplinary  as it draws from psychoanalysis, philosophy, psychology, fiction, and personal narratives. Other research interests include the relation between violence and anticolonial liberation, theories of envy and colonial dispossession, African Philosophy and literature, and a theorization of the relationship between the colony and the postcolony.