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Amir Jaima

Dr. Amir Jaima
Associate Director of Graduate Studies
Assistant Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • (979) 458-3172
  • YMCA 415
Personal Website


Ph.D. in Philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook


Born in the archipelago nation of Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Amir Jaima is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He is an alumnus of Swarthmore College. He completed his doctoral studies in Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook in 2014. His dissertation examined the relationship between philosophy and literature. His current research is on Black Aesthetics, which sits at the convergence of Aesthetics and Africana Philosophy. Additionally, he is interested in Gender/Genre Theory (specifically Black Male Studies) and Continental Philosophy. Finally, Amir is a creative writer and has a number of working “literary” projects that both inform and are inspired by his philosophical work.

Research Interests

  • Africana Philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Black Male Studies
  • Continental Philosophy

Spring 2024 Course Schedule

  • PHIL 352.500 – Africana Philosophy. T, TH – 11:10-12:25 p.m. – YMCA 113

Office Hours

By appointment