Kathryn Sophia Belle, ‘1949: A Debate Between Claudia Jones and Simone de Beauvoir’ – London, 4 October

27th Sep 2018

The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought and the Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths, University of London, invite you to:

1949: A Debate Between Claudia Jones and Simone de Beauvoir 

Kathryn Sophia Belle



4 October 2018

Room TBA [check cpct.uk for up-to-date information] 

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross SE14 6NW


This paper puts Claudia Jones (“An End to the Neglect of the Problems of Negro Women!”) in conversation with Simone de Beauvoir (The Second Sex). It pays particular attention to Jones’ intersectional analysis (of Black women’s experiences as simultaneously raced, classes, and gendered), juxtaposing it to de Beauvoir’s analogical approach (analysing gender oppression as analogous with racial oppression).

Kathryn Sophia Belle (formerly known as Kathryn T. Gines), is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question (Indiana UP, 2014) and the co-editor (with Donna-Dale L. Marcano) of Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy (SUNY, 2010) and a founder of the journal Critical Philosophy of Race. She is the founding director of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers.

All welcome.