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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 2023

    • CSP 2001 ETHICS
  • Degree Courses 2022



Journal Articles

  • 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. (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. (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

Conference Proceedings

  • Adamson, A.C. (in press). Queer Spirit: Towards the Actualization of Social Freedom . Owl of Minerva.


  • Adamson, A.C. (2019). Rosa Luxemburg and the Necessity of Anti-Imperialism for Revolutionary Socialism. Vol: 18, Issue: 3. New Politics. link


  • Rosa Luxemburg and the Decolonial Critique of Political Economy Adamson, A. Caribbean Philosophical Association Book Friday: Creolizing Rosa Luxemburg Book Panel, 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)