Calvin Warren

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Assistant Professor


Office: Candler 128I

Phone: 404-727-6474


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

550 Asbury Circle
Candler Library 128

Atlanta, GA 30322


Calvin Warren is an Assistant Professor in WGSS. He received his B.A. in Rhetoric/Philosophy (College Scholar) from Cornell University and his MA and Ph.D. in African American/American Studies from Yale University.  Warren’s research interests are in the area of Continental Philosophy (particularly post-Heideggerian and nihilistic philosophy), Lacanian psychoanalysis, queer theory, Black Philosophy, Afro-pessimism, and theology. His book Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, and Emancipation is forthcoming from Duke University Press. He is currently working on a second project Onticide: Essays on Black Nihilism and Sexuality, which unravels the metaphysical foundations of black sexuality and argues for a rethinking of sexuality without the human, sexual difference, or coherent bodies. He has published articles in various journals, including CR: New Centennial ReviewGLQ, TSQ, and Nineteenth Century Context. Selected articles can be found on his academia page