K. Anthony Appiah specializes in moral and political philosophy, African and African-American Studies, and issues of personal and political identity, multiculturalism and nationalism. His writings include books, essays and articles, along with reviews, short fiction, three novels, poetry, and an annotated collection of proverbs from his homeland, Asante, Ghana, on which he collaborated with his mother. With Amy Gutmann, he wrote Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race, which won the Annual Book Award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy, the Ralph J. Bunche Award of the American Political Science Association and the Gustavus Myers Award for the Study of Human Rights. His book In My Father?s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture was honored by the African Studies Association, the Cleveland Foundation, and the Modern Language Association. Appiah also is co-editor, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience and the Encarta Africana CD-ROM.
B.A, M.A., Ph.D., Clare College, Cambridge University