Intellectual, Orisha priest, and activist Anwar Uhuru is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at St. John’s University. He is interested in Decoloniality, Philosophy of Race, Gender and Sexuality Epistemologies, and 18th Century Trans-Atlantic Literature and Culture. His dissertation: Saltwater Intimacies: Decolonizing 18th Century Epistemologies focuses on race and empire in the 18th century Anglophone Trans-Atlantic through readings of literary texts that interpolate racial formations.
Anwar has written essays for The Feminist Wire and Lehigh Valley Vanguard and his poetry appears in the anthology Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call.
Currently he teaches Africana Philosophy and Religion, Folklore, Literature, and History at New York City College of Technology/CUNY.