Lawrence Ware, Diversity Coordinator

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            Office: 255 Murray Hall

Telephone: 405-744-2790


Fall 2017 Office Hours:  


Lawrence Ware is co-director of the Africana Studies Program at Oklahoma State University. He is a frequent contributor to the publications New Black Man (In Exile) and The Democratic Left, and he has a book forthcoming with Verso Books on the life and thought of C.L.R. James. He is also a columnist on race, politics, and religion for CounterPunch Magazine, and has been a commentator on race and politics for the Huffington Post Live, NPR's Talk of the Nation, and PRI’s Flashpoint. Lawrence has taught and lectured across the country on issues ranging from race to economic policy. He organizes the Critical Conversations series, which hosts a number of events on campus related to race, gender, and religion.


  • BA, University of Central Oklahoma
  • MA in Philosophy, Oklahoma State University


Philosophy of Race (DH) PHIL 3623

  • 41634 MTWR 9:00 am-11:40 am HSCI 303 June 12-July 12
  • 41806  WEB


Philosophies of Life (H) Phil 1213

  • TR 9:00 am-10:15 am ES 412

Philosophy of Race (DH) PHIL 3623

  • 63369 TR 3:30 pm-4:45 pm CLB 308
  • 66422 WEB
  • 68902 MTWRF 1:00 pm-5:15 pm CLB 219 August Intersession (Aug. 7-18)

MLK, Malcolm X, & Philosophy of Race (DH) PHIL 3633

  • 68963 M 6:45 pm-10:00 pm CLB 102 (Sep. 11-Dec. 8)
  • 69119 TR 2:00 pm-3:15 pm Morrill Hall 212


  • Panelist for Take Root Annual Conference at the University of Oklahoma, February 2017
  • Public Lecture on Social Diversity and Oklahoma Education for Leadership Oklahoma, February 2017
  • Black History Public Lecture at Northeastern Oklahoma College, February 2017
  • Keynote at Pittsburgh State University's Black History Gospel Celebration, February 2017
  • MLK and Epistemic Violence keynote at Langston University, January 2015
  • Black Nationalism and #BlackLivesMatter keynote at the Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government, February 2015
  • The Theological Origins of White Supremacy at The Conference on Progressive Christianity in February 2015
  • Black Christianity and Black Resistance at The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Washington DC in May, 2015
  • The Confederate Flag and Epistemic Ignorance at OU in October, 2015
  • Lecture on Black Leadership, Langston University
  • Lecture on Intersectionality and #BlackLivesMatter: Race, Gender and Resistance