Professor Lewis Gordon is a specialist of Africana philosophy, philosophy of culture, philosophy of human and life sciences, phenomenology and philosophy of existence, social and political philosophy, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion and Afro-Jewish Studies.
An Introduction to Africana Philosophy, Cambridge, UK:Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Disciplinary Decadence: Living Thought in Trying Times, Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2006.
A Companion to African American Studies, edited with an introduction by Lewis R. Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2006. eBook version was NetLibrary eBook of the Month, February 2007.
Not Only the Master’s Tools: African-American Studies in Theory and Practice, edited with an introduction by Lewis R.Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2006.
Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought, New York: Routledge, 2000.
Her Majesty’s Other Children: Sketches of Racism from a Neocolonial Age with a foreword by Renée T. White. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997. Winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy, ed. with an introduction by Lewis R. Gordon. NewYork: Routledge, 1997.
Fanon: A Critical Reader ed. with an introduction and translations by Lewis R. Gordon, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, and Renée T. White, and a foreword by Leonard Harris and Carolyn Johnson, and an afterword by Joy Ann James. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences, New York: Routledge, 1995.