Josias Tembo is completing his PhD at Radboud University in the department of ethics and political philosophy. He has a BA in philosophy from St John Vianney Seminary, BA Honours philosophy and master degree in philosophy on African identity from the University of Pretoria. His PhD is on framing the trans-Atlantic sociopolitical entanglements of race and religion. He is interested in and written on critical philosophy of race, African philosophy, decolonial and postcolonial theories, and social and political philosophy.
Published articles and book chapters:
Tembo, J. (2022). Do African Postcolonial Theories Need an Epistemic Decolonial Turn? Postcolonial Studies, 25 (1), 35-53. doi: 10.1080/13688790.2022.2030582
Tembo, J. (2022). Race-Religion Constellations: An Argument for a Trans-Atlantic Interactive Relational Approach. Critical Research on Religion, 10 (2). doi: 10.1177/20503032221102443 Full text
Tembo, J. (2020). Hegel’s Lord- Bondsman Dialectic and the African: A Critical Appraisal of Achille Mbembe’s Colonial Subjects. In U Kistner & P Van Haute (Eds.), Violence, Slavery and Freedom between Hegel and Fanon (pp. 71-92). Johannesburg: Wits University Press
Tembo, J. & Gerber, S. (2019). Toward a Postcolonial Universal Ontology: Notes on the Thought of Achille Mbembe. In E. Imafidon (Ed.), Handbook of African Philosophy of Difference (Handbooks in Philosophy) (pp. 1-22). Cham: Springer doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-04941-6_8-1
Tembo, J. (2018). Mbembe at the Lekgotla of Foucault's Self-Styling and African Identity. Phronimon, 19 (1). doi: 10.25159/2413-3086/2121
Forthcoming publications: In press
Tembo, J. (2022). Unveiling the Entanglements of Western Christianity and Racialisation in Africa. Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies.
Topolski, A.R. & Tembo, J. (2022). Exploring the Entanglement of Race and Religion in Africa. Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies.
Race-Religion Constellation Project (Radboud University)
The Race, Religion, and Secularism Network (Inter-Universities Network)
Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (Uppsala University)
Radboud Centre for Philosophy and Society (Radboud University Nijmegen)