Ronald Sundstrom

Ronald Sundstrom


Program Director
Full-Time Faculty


Ronald R. Sundstrom is a professor of philosophy and a member of USF’s African American Studies program, who also teaches for the university’s Honors College. He is the humanities adviser for the SF Urban Film Festival and a co-convener of the Black Philosophy Consortium.

Professor Sundstrom is involved with academic organizations seeking to build bridges between academic philosophy and public policy, such as the Public Philosophy Network, the North American Society for Social Philosophy, and the Philosophy of the City Research Group. His areas of research include philosophy of race, mixed-race identity and politics, political and social philosophy, justice and ethics in urban policy, and African American and Asian American philosophy. He published several essays and a book in these areas, including The Browning of America and The Evasion of Social Justice (SUNY 2008). His current book project is titled Just Shelter: Integration, Gentrification and Racial Equality (Oxford, forthcoming) and he was most recently included in the essay compilation "Cities After COVID" (The Philosophers' Magazine).

Research Areas

  • Political theory
  • Critical social and race theory
  • African American and Asian American philosophy

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2008 Sankofa Faculty Award, USF's Multicultural Student Services
  • USF's 2009 Ignatian Service Award
  • 2010 USF Distinguished Teaching Award

Selected Publications