Lawrence Ware

Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Lawrence Ware is a Teaching Assistant Professor and Diversity Liaison in the Department of Philosophy. He is a contributing writer to Slate Magazine, The New York Times and The Root. He has been a commentator on race and politics for the Huffington Post Live, NPR, and TV One. Lawrence has taught and lectured across the country on issues ranging from race to economic policy. He organizes the Critical Conversations series, which hosts a number of events on campus related to race, gender, and religion.


BA, University of Central Oklahoma
MA in Philosophy, Oklahoma State University


Selected Publications

"Detecting Blackness, Blackwashing History," American Book Review, vol. 42 no. 5, July/August 2021
"Ballad of an American, A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson," Rutgers University Press, October 2020
"How 'Green Book' Gives Short Shrift to a Gay Life," New York Times, February 2019
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