Kristie Dotson

Responsible Administrator
African American and African Studies
College of Arts & Letters

kristie.jpgKristie Dotson has been named responsible administrator for African American and African Studies (AAAS) for the fall semester, effective August 16, 2015.

"I look forward to serving as the responsible administrator for AAAS during Fall 2015, especially given this important time of change. As the College of Arts & Letters transitions to a new dean, Dr. Christopher P. Long, and AAAS transitions to a new director, I am pleased to provide support in helping smooth the way,” said Dotson.

Incoming Dean Christopher P. Long added, "I have long admired Professor Dotson’s excellent scholarship on epistemic injustice. Her willingness to put her philosophical commitments in the service of improving the lives of others demonstrates the practical power of philosophy. I look forward to working with her in her role as responsible administrator of AAAS at MSU, a program whose success is central to the college’s goal to cultivate humanities programs that enrich and reflect the diversity of humanity itself.”

Dotson is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Arts & Letters. Dotson’s research focuses on epistemology, feminist philosophy (particularly Black feminism and feminist epistemology), and critical philosophy of race.  Dotson received her M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Memphis. She also received an MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Literature and a BA in African American Studies and English Literature from Coe College.