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Stephen Haymes

Stephen Nathan Haymes, PhD, is Vincent de Paul Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education in the Department of Teacher Education, Kinesiology, and Educational Studies​​ and is an affiliated faculty member teaching in the Departments of International Studies and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies. Haymes is a Distinguished faculty member of the Universidades Territoriales de Paz (Colombia) and co-teaches a DePaul Global Learning Experience course co-developed with rural education faculty from the Programa de Formación Maestro y Maestra-Escuela Normal Superior (Neiva, Colombia).

His book Race, Culture, and the City: Pedagogy for Black Urban Struggle, won the Gustavus Myer Outstanding Book Award on the Subject of Human Rights in North America. Since 2007, Haymes has served as a member of Internacional de Ética and Pedagogical Accompaniment team of the Colombian Human Rights NGO, Justicia y Paz (JYP) accompanying displaced rural Afrodescendent and Indigenous communities returning to their ancestral territories. In Chicago, Haymes serves on the board of an African American food sovereignty local community-based urban farm.

  • PhD, Miami University
  • MA, Ohio State University
  • BA, University of Mexico
Courses Taught
  • SCG 401 Philosophy of Education
  • SCG 603 Culture and Education Seminar
  • SCG 608 Ideology, Power, and Politics Seminar
  • SCG 611 Proseminar: Philosophical Studies in Education
  • SCG 701 Proseminar: Philosophy of Education
  • LSE 380 Philosophical Studies in Pedagogy, Culture and Globalization
  • INT 201 The Evolution of the Modern Nation-State
  • INT 203 International Movements of the 20th and 20st Century
  • LSE 355 International Studies in Education
  • PAX 200 Introduction to Peace/Conflict Resolution and Social Justice
  • PAX 214 Conflict Intervention, Negotiation and Advocacy

Research Interests
Haymes’ research focuses on decolonial theory and global south studies in education and Africana existential work on pedagogies developed by enslaved peoples and decendents in the Americas.

Some of Haymes’ earlier publications include ‘George Kneller Lecture: Second Generation Memory and the Phenomenological Structure of Intergenerational Remembrance in Ernest Gaines's Fictional Lifeworld’ (Educational Studies 2005); ‘Pedagogy, Community and Responsibility in Lessons Before Dying’  in Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture: Special Issue: Cinema II: Ethics vs. Ideology in Cinema, 2006; ‘Pedagogy and the Philosophical Anthropology of African American Slave Culture’ in Not only the Master’s Tools: African American Studies in Theory and Practice edited by Lewis R. Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon (Paradigm Publishers, 2006).

Haymes’ recent publications include ‘Antropología filosófica de la cultura esclavo afroamericana’ en Pedagogías descoloniales: Prácticas insurgentes de resistencia y re viver y re vivir editado por Catherine Walsh (Edicoines Abya Yala, Quite-Ecuador (2013); ‘Africana Studies Critique of Environmental Ethics’ in Racial Ecologies edited by Leilani Nishime & Kim D. Hester Williams (University of Washington Press), 2018; “Theorizing with Nature in Mind”: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Jane Gordon’s Creolizing Political Theory’ (2018) in Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, and ‘Constructing Peace in the Territories of Colombian Ecological Ethnicities’ in the Australian journal Social Alternatives’(2019); “No puedo respirar’ en COVID-19, desigualdades y desafíos editado por Silvia Arana (Grupo de Pensamiento Alternativo, Quito-Ecuador, 2020); ‘Indigeneity and resilience in Afroindigenous communities in Colombia’ in The Routledge International Handbook of Indigenous Resilience edited by Hilary N. Weaver (Routledge, 2022); ‘Indigeneidad y Resiliencia en comunidades Afroindígenas de Colombia’ en Pedagogías Otras para la resistencia y reexistencia), editado por Edizon Federico León (Ediciones Abya Yala, Quite-Ecuador, 2023).

His work speaks to an international audience and has appeared in English and Spanish publications and conferences. Professor Haymes has a forthcoming special issue Land and Cultural Dispossession and Resistance: Afrodescendent and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas with Vla​dimir Nunez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia). Haymes serves as the co-editor of The Journal of Poverty: Innovations on Social, Political and Economic Inequalities, a quarterly peer review publication of the Taylor Francis Group (Routledge).