Wesleyan portrait of Don Thomas Deere

Don Thomas Deere

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy


BA Cornell University
MA Depaul University
PHD Depaul University

Don Thomas Deere

Don Thomas Deere works in the areas of Latinx and Latin American Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Decolonial Philosophy, and 20th Century Continental Philosophy. His work has been published in venues such as Decolonizing Ethics: The Critical Theory of Enrique Dussel, Journal of World Philosophies, Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, and Oxford Bibliographies in Latino StudiesDeere has recently completed a draft of his manuscript, The Invention of Order: On the Coloniality of Space, where he argues that modernity is rooted in techniques of emptying and ordering the space of the Americas. These techniques define and hierarchize spaces in new ways while racializing populations through dispossession, abyssal uprooting, and disciplinary control. He is also the co-translator of Santiago Castro-Gómez’s Zero-Point Hubris: Science, Race, and Enlightenment in 18th Century Latin America, forthcoming with Rowman & Littlefield International, Fall 2021. Deere is also co-editing a collection of important untranslated and under-translated radical Latin American thinkers, tentatively titled Latin American Marxisms: Challenges to Modernity


Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm, Thursday 10:30-11:30am, and by appointment.


Fall 2021
PHIL 213F - 01
Intro to Existentialism (FYS)

PHIL 358 - 01
Decolonial Theory

Spring 2022
PHIL 211 - 01
Critical Philosophy of Race

PHIL 213F - 01
Intro to Existentialism (FYS)

PHIL 273 - 01
LatAm and Caribbean Poli Phil