Andrew Pierce

Faculty Profiles

andrew pierce

Andrew Pierce

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director of Justice Studies
Global Studies
153 Spes Unica



PhD, Loyola University Chicago
MA, Michigan State University
BA, Michigan State University

Research Interests 

  • Social and political philosophy
  • Philosophy of race
  • Critical theory
  • Pedagogies of community engagement

Courses Recently Taught 

  • PHIL 110: Introductory Philosophy
  • PHIL 220: Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 355: Philosophy of Law
  • JUST 250: Introduction to Justice Studies

Professional Experience 

  • Sacred Heart University, faculty, philosophy

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Collective Identity, Oppression, and the Right to Self-Ascription. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012
  •  “Integration without Gentrification,” Public Affairs Quarterly, 35(1). January 2021
  • “Whose Lives Matter? The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Contested Legacy of Philosophical Humanism,” Journal of Social Philosophy, (51)2. 2020.
  • “Justice without Solidarity? Collective Identity and the Fate of the ‘Ethical’ in Habermas’ Recent Political Theory,” forthcoming in European Journal of Philosophy, 26(1). 2018
  • “Interest Convergence: An Alternative to White Privilege Models of Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Practice,” Teaching Philosophy, vol. 39 no. 4. 2016.
  • “The Myth of the White Minority,” Critical Philosophy of Race. Vol 3 no. 2. 2015.