Nigel C. Gibson is an expert in the fields of Africana thought, postcolonialism and African Studies and is recognized as one of the leading scholars on Frantz Fanon. He has presented his work in Africa, Europe and the Americas, as well as speaking at the UN and appearing on the History Channel.
He is author of Fanonian Practices in South Africa: From Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo (2011) and Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination (2003 [which won the Caribbean Philosophy Association prize]) and editor of Rethinking Fanon (1999), Challenging Hegemony: Social Movements and the Quest for a New Humanism in Post-Apartheid South Africa (2006) and Living Fanon (2011) and co-editor of Contested Terrains: Contemporary Africa in Focus (2002) Adorno: A Critical Reader (2002) and Biko Lives (2008). He is currently the editor of the Journal of Asian and African Studies.
Office: Walker 506
Current CoursesJunior Honors Colloquium 1 (HS301)
Senior Honors Colloquium 1 (HS401)
Senior Honors Colloquium 2 (HS402)
Post-Colonial Cultures (IN203)
Key Contempory Thinkers: Marx (IN331)
Awards & Honors
- Caribbean Philosophy Association: Frantz Fanon Prize
"Lumens" light display
An Emerson student is causing smiles as students and visitors stare in amazement at his LED light display—all part of his honors thesis project—in the main foyer of the Little Building.
Displaying an inner sense of direction and responsibility that shows in their intellectual engagement when they first step foot on campus, Honors students are driven, creative individuals who bond as a close-knit community of learners.
Nigel C. Gibson
Director of the Honors Program