Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Eyo Ewara, PhD

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 365

Email: eewara@luc.edu


Eyo Ewara is Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of King's College before pursing his graduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University . After completing his doctorate, he served as Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2019-2020 before joining the faculty at Loyola in Fall 2020. His research areas include 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Critical Philosophies of Race, and LGBTQ and Queer Theories. His current research projects ask about the ethical value of embracing forms of opacity in contrasts with attempts to become politically or normatively recognizable and explore the relationship between black studies and queer thought. His work involves the thought of Saidiya Hartman, Michel Foucault, Frantz Fanon, Martin Heidegger, Judith Butler, and Lee Edelman.


BA (Hons) The University of King's College

MA The Pennsylvania State University 

PhD The Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

‘The Psychic Life of Horror: Abjection and Racialization in Butler’s Thought,’ in Bodies That Still Matter. (forthcoming with Amsterdam University Press)  

Fanon’s Body: Judith Butler’s Reading of the Historico-Racial Schema”  

Critical Philosophy of Race, 2020-01-01, Vol.8 (1-2), p.265-291.

Co-Author of “Teaching Philosophical ‘Special’ Topics: Black Feminism and Intersectionality” in Black Women’s Liberatory Pedagogies: Resistance, Transformation, and Healing Within and Beyond the Academy. Ed. Olivia Perlow, Wheeler, D.I., Bethea, S.L., Scott, B.M. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.