Quayshawn  Spencer

Quayshawn Spencer

Assistant Professor

Professor Spencer received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University. He also holds an M.S. in biology from Stanford, and a B.A. in chemistry from Cornell University. He has been an MLK Visiting Professor at M.I.T. and will be a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford during 2012-13. His research interests lie in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and race theory. His teaching interests lie in his research interests plus logic and ethics. His personal webpage is here.


PhD, philosophy, Stanford University

Research Areas

philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, race theory

Courses Offered
  • PHIL 205: Philosophy of Biology
  • PHIL 240: Ethics
  • PHIL 319: Logic
  • PHIL 480: Science & Objectivity
  • PHIL 399: Topics in Modal Logic
  • PHIL 380: Philosophy of Biology