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Stephen Nathan Haymes PhD is Vincent de Paul Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education in the Department of Teacher Education and is an affiliated faculty member teaching in the Departments of International Studies and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies, 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).
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, Professor 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, Professor Haymes serves on the board of an African American food sovereignty local community-based urban farm.
Research Interests Professor Haymes’ research focuses on decolonial theory and global south studies in education and Africana existential work on pedagogies developed by enslaved peoples and descendents in the Americas.
Publications Some of Professor 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).
Professor 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 Vladimir Nunez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia). Professor 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).