Joseph L. Smith | Africana Studies | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Joseph L. Smith

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Philosophy

Joseph L. Smith

Phone: (618) 453-7145
Fax: (618) 453-7131
Office: Faner 4032
Office Hours: By appointment

Dr. Joseph L. Smith has a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Africana and Multicultural Studies, and the School of History and Philosophy. Smith received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2020), an LL.M. in International Economic Law from Xiamen University (2021), M.A. in Black Theology from Union Theological Seminary in NYC (2006), and a B.A. in Philosophy from Kutztown University (2001). Smith's teaching and research interests include Black Male Studies, Africana Philosophy, Foucault Studies, Prison Studies, and the emergence of the Breton-Woods Institute, WTO, Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements.