Elvis Imafidon

PhD, Director of the Centre for Global and Comparative Philosophies, SOAS University of London

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Topic for the talk
Fluidity and Relationality of the Self in African Understanding of Personhood and Wellbeing

Elvis Imafidon (PhD) lectures in the Department of Religions and Philosophies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is also the Director of the Centre for Global and Comparative Philosophies at the same institution and a Research Associate at the African Centre for Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science (ACEPS), University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His background is in the philosophy of difference, philosophy of corporeality, philosophy of healthcare, philosophy of disability, comparative philosophy, ethics, and ontology, primarily from African philosophical perspectives. He has published many articles and essays in reputed journals such as Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Nursing Philosophy, Polylog, International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies, Foundations of Science, and the Journal of Human Rights Practice.  He is the author and editor of several books including Ontologized Ethics: New Essays in African Meta-ethics (Lexington Books 2014), The Ethics of Subjectivity: Perspectives since the Dawn of Modernity (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism: White Skin, Black Race (Routledge 2019), Handbook of African Philosophy of Difference (Springer 2020), Cultural Representations of Albinism in Africa: Narratives of Change (Peter Lang 2022), and Handbook of African Philosophy (Springer 2023).