profile image for Alex Adamson

Alex Adamson

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
Dr. Alex Adamson is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Babson College.

Dr. Adamson's areas of specialization are in social and political philosophy, Latin American and Caribbean decolonial philosophy, and queer and feminist philosophy. They have written on Rosa Luxemburg's and C.L.R. James's critiques of imperialism and political economy as well as the decolonial feminism of MarĂ­a Lugones and Sylvia Wynter. Their current research focuses on decolonial critiques of political economy, scholar-activism, and queer and trans philosophy.

In their spare time, Dr. Adamson is a jazz aficionado and an upright bass player.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Stony Brook University
  • MA, Stony Brook University
  • BA, University of Redlands

Academic Interest / Expertise

Social and Political Philosophy; Latin American and Caribbean Philosophy; Queer and Feminist Philosophy; Philosophy of Race

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 — Runner-up to the Iris Marion Young Prize , Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy


  • Degree Courses 2024

    • CSP 2001 ETHICS
  • Degree Courses 2023

    • CSP 2001 ETHICS


Journal Articles

  • Adamson, A.C. (in press). Epistemological Foundations of Transmarxism: Queer Dialectics and Marxist Humanism. Transgender Studies Quarterly. Vol: 11, Issue: 2. Duke University Press.
  • Adamson, A.C. (2023). María Lugones, Sylvia Wynter, and Intersex liberation. Journal of Speculative Philosophy. Vol: 37, Issue: 3, Page: 345–355. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy . link
  • Adamson, A. (2023). Beyond the Coloniality of Gender María Lugones, Sylvia Wynter, Decolonial Feminism, and Trans and Intersex Liberation. Philosophy and Global Affairs. Vol: 2, Issue: 2. Philosophy and Global Affairs . link
  • Adamson, A.C. (2018). C. L. R. James’s Decolonial Humanism in Theory and Practice. C. L. R. James Journal . Vol: 24, Issue: 1, Page: 153-176. CLR James Journal . link

Book Chapters

  • Adamson, A.C. (in press). Rosa Luxemburg in Argentina: The Feminist Strike as Struggle Against Femicide, Debt, Imperialism, and Fascism.
  • Adamson, A.C. (in press). Queer Spirit: Towards the Actualization of Social Freedom .
  • Adamson, A.C. (2021). Against a Single History, for a Revaluation of Power: Rosa Luxemburg, C. L. R. James, and a Decolonial Critique of Political Economy: Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg . Page: 69-90. Rowman & Littlefield .

Book Reviews

  • Adamson, A.C. (2023). Review of Family AbolitionCapitalism and the Communizing of Care: Family Abolition: Capitalism and the Communizing of Care. Spectre Journal . link
  • Adamson, A.C. (2022). Book Review: Raya Dunayevskaya's Intersectional Marxism eds. Kevin B. Anderson, Kieran Durkin, and Heather Brown in Theory, Culture, and Society (2022): Raya Dunayevskaya's Intersectional Marxism. Theory, Culture, and Society. link
  • Adamson, A.C. (2021). Book Review: A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity by Lilia D. Monzó : A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity . Vol: 1, Issue: 1, Page: 162-164. Philosophy and Global Affairs. link


  • Adamson, A.C. (2023). Abolitionist Pedagogy in Introductory Philosophy Courses. American Philosophical Association. link
  • Adamson, A.C. (2019). Rosa Luxemburg and the Necessity of Anti-Imperialism for Revolutionary Socialism. Vol: 18, Issue: 3. New Politics. link


  • Transgender Marxism in an Autonomous Frame of Reference: Queer Marxist humanism, Sylvia Wynter, and Hi[r]storical Materialism Adamson, A. Historical Materialism, SOAS, London, UK (2023)
  • Abolitionist Pedagogy in Introductory Philosophy Courses Adamson, A. Caribbean Philosophical Association , Online (2023)
  • Rosa Luxemburg and the International Women’s Strike Adamson, A. International Rosa Luxemburg Conference, University of Bodø, Norway (2023)
  • Marilyn Buck on Solidarity, Self-Determination, and Revolutionary Political Praxis Adamson, A. Carribean Philosophical Association Annual Meeting 2022, Michigan State University (2022)
  • Queer Spirit: Towards the Actualization of Social Freedom Adamson, A. Hegel Society of America Biannual Conference 2022, Villanova University (2022)
  • Beyond the Coloniality of Gender: María Lugones, Sylvia Wynter, and Intersex Liberation Adamson, A. Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Annual Meeting 2022, Texas A&M (2022)
  • Epistemological Foundations of Transgender Marxism Adamson, A. Trans Philosophy Project Annual Meeting, Goucher College (2022)
MoreGreen Chevron