Andrew Pierce

Faculty Profiles

Andrew Pierce

Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies
Justice Education
64 Spes Unica, Room 153



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

Research Interests 

  • Social and political philosophy
  • Philosophy of race
  • Critical theory
  • Philosophy of technology

Courses Recently Taught 

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

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
  • “Justice without Solidarity? Collective Identity and the Fate of the ‘Ethical’ in Habermas’ Recent Political Theory,” forthcoming in European Journal of Philosophy
  • “Interest Convergence: An Alternative to White Privilege Models of Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Practice,” Teaching Philosophy. Vol. 39 no. 4. 2016: 507-530
  • “The Myth of the White Minority,” Critical Philosophy of Race. Vol 3 no. 2. 2015: 305-323
  • “Authentic Identities,” Social Theory and Practice. Vol. 41 no. 3. 2015: 435-457
  • “Structural Racism, Institutional Agency, and Disrespect,” Journal of Philosophical Research. Vol. 39. 2014: 23-42
  • “Reconstructing Race: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach to a Normative Politics of Identity,” The Philosophical Forum. Vol. 43 no.1. 2012: 27-49