New book by Timothy. Brown explores philosophy in Black Panther

Submitted by Kate Goldyn on

Congratulations to Timothy Brown, Assistant Professor in Bioethics & Humanities and philosophy PhD alumnus ’19 on the publication of Black Panther and Philosophy: What Can Wakanda Offer the World?, co-edited with Edwardo Pérez. The collection contains critical reflections on historical and contemporary philosophical issues that develop in the movie Black Panther, including Brown’s "When Tech Meets Tradition: How Wakandan Technology Transcends Anti-Blackness,” currently available on

The volume explores colonialism, slavery, the Black Lives Matter movement, intersectionality, and identity, including several pieces by University of Washington Department of Philosophy alumni and a current graduate student:

  • "Beastly Boys: The Racial-Sexual Politics of Meat," by Sofia Huerter, Doctoral Candidate
  • "An Impossible Return? (Anti)Colonialism in/of Black Panther,” by Julio C. Covarrubias-Cabeza, PhD ‘20
  • "Historical Injustice and Its Repair in Black Panther,” by Ben Almassi, PhD ‘09