Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., Brown University, 2021
B.A., Morehouse College, 2015 

Research Interests

My research interests span political theory, religious studies, historiography and intellectual history, Black studies, philosophy of race and racism, and aesthetics with special attention to the conceptual resources these fields offer in theorizing political emancipation. These interests come together in two separate projects. The first is my book manuscript (in preparation), tentatively titled "The Second Age of Miracles: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Political Theory of Darkwater". The second is my book (co-authored with Andrew J. Douglas), Prophet of Discontent: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Critique of Racial Capitalism (UGA Press, 2021).

Teaching Interests

I teach courses in black studies and political theory. In one way or another, all of my courses examine the various and conflicting political-philosophical debates animating Black Atlantic political culture in the twentieth century. These horizons emerge not only by paying attention to the realm of formal politics and protest but also to the realm of oppositional cultural production via literature, art, music, and performance. I teach, for example, a course titled "Lovers and Friends" which explores democratic sociality through the lens of Black writers, artists, and activists. We trace ideas about love, trust, sacrifice, civic obligation, and friendship as central ideas to how Black people in the United States and beyond sought to build democratic political culture in the face of their domination and oppression. We read across disciplines, genres, artistic mediums, geographies, time periods, and movements in order to paint a more or less cohesive picture of political resistance.  



Loggins, J., & Douglas, A. J. (2021). Prophet of Discontent: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Critique of Racial Capitalism. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 

Book Chapter

Loggins, J. (forthcoming). Revisiting Beyond Vietnam: King and the Politics of Black Internationalism in A New History of American Political Thought, ed. Susan McWilliams and Nicholas Buccola. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 

Loggins, J. (2022). W.E.B Du Bois, the Negro Problem, and the Case Against Black Involvement in War in Globalizing Political Theory, ed. By Katherine Adams Gordy, Shirin Deylami, and Smita Rahman. New York, NY: Routledge Press. 


Loggins, J. (forthcoming). "Whistling Past the Graveyard" in 50th Anniversity Issue of Political Theory. 

Review Essay

Loggins, J. (2022). "Who Decides What We Do with Our Despair?" American Political Thought, 11(1), 125140. 

BiblioGraphic Essay

Loggins, J. (forthcoming). Black Radicalism in the United States in Routledge Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. Alana Lentin and Maria Elena Indelicato. 

Book Review

Loggins, J.A. (2019). [Review of the book To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr ed. by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry]. The Pluralist 14(3), 116-122.