Ronald Robles Sundstrom teaches for USF's Philosophy program, African American Studies program, and the Master of Public Affairs program for the Leo T. McCarthy Center of Public Service and the Common Good. He was awarded the 2008 Sankofa Faculty Award from USF's Multicultural Student Services, USF's 2009 Ignatian Service Award, and was a co-winner of the 2010 USF Distinguished Teaching Award. His areas of research include political theory, critical social and race theory, and African American and Asian American philosophy. He has published several essays and a book in these areas, including The Browning of America and The Evasion of Social Justice (SUNY, 2008). He continues to work on the social and political theories of American and European figures from the 19th and 20th centuries, and the topics of civic belonging and exclusion. His current project involves social research, and is on fair housing and the effects segregation and integration on democratic life and citizenship.

Program Director, African American Studies
Political theory
Critical social and race theory
African American and Asian American philosophy
Selected Publications

Kim, D.H. and Sundstrom, R. (2014). "Xenophobia and Racism." Critical Philosophy of Race, 2(1).

Sundstrom, R. (2013). "Sheltering Xenophobia." Critical Philosophy of Race, 1(1), 68-85.

Sundstrom, R. (2013). "Comment on Elizabeth Anderson's The Imperative of Integration." Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy, 9(2).

Sundstrom, R. (2012). "Frederick Douglass." In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. E.N. Zalta.

Sundstrom, R. (2012). "Review of In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America,  by Robert Gooding-Williams." Constellations, 19(1), 139-145.

Sundstrom, R. (2011). "Fevered Desires and Interracial Intimacies in Jungle Fever." In The Philosophy of Spike Lee, ed. Mark Conard. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky.

Sundstrom, R. (2009). "Mixed-Race Looks." Contemporary Aesthetics.

Sundstrom, R. (2008). The Browning of America and The Evasion of Social Justice. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Sundstrom, R. (2003). "Falling into the Olongapo River." American Philosophical Association Newsletter, 2(2).

Sundstrom, R. (2002). "Laughing to Keep from Crying: Resisting 'Race' through Irony." Tympanum: A Journal of Comparative Literary Studies, 4.

Awards & Distinctions

2008 Sankofa Faculty Award, USF's Multicultural Student Services

USF's 2009 Ignatian Service Award

2010 USF Distinguished Teaching Award