Dr. William Allen received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Memphis and M.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University. He previously taught at Hood College as the Sophia M. Libman National Endowment for the Humanities Professor in which he served as an Assistant Professor and organizer of the institution’s Humanities Colloquium. Additionally, he taught several years at Morgan State University as a Lecturer. His areas of specialization are Social and Political Philosophy, African American Philosophy, and Philosophy of Race. His research and writing focus on critiquing the efficacy of liberal political philosophy in respect to racial justice.