Idowu Odeyemi

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TAing Spring 2023: Poverty, Power, and Patriotism
Office Hours: Mon: 1:15 - 3:30 pm (Hellems 15); Wednesday: 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm (Hellems 15)

Idowu Odeyemi is a Ph.D. Student. He earned his BA in Philosophy from Ekiti State University (2021).
Areas of Interest: Social and Political Philosophy, Political Epistemology, African Philosophy (esp. Decolonial and Postcolonial studies), Existentialism.
Presented Paper(s)
Conceptualizing "Soft Decolonization" in Kwasi Wiredu's Decolonial Theory   (2022 Ida B. Wells Conference at the University of Memphis)

Epistemic Hierarchy (2022 3rd Practical Philosophy Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Conference at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Elite Capture and the Retrograde Of Social  Justice: A Dialogue With Olufemi O. Taiwo (Africa in Dialogue)

In this interview, Olufemi Taiwo, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, and I discuss identity politics, our complex social world, distributive justice, post-colonial African realities, elite Capture and reparation, and “how much one actually needs the understanding, recognition, and care of other people, and to what extent can one do without it?”