African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

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African Centre For Epistemology And Philosophy Of Science

We are in the business of decolonising knowledge through African voices in Philosophy, strengthening knowledge systems in both North and South.

    • African Philosophy & Indigenous Knowledge Systems
    • Decolonising Knowledge & Epistemic Injustice & Oppression
    • Philosophy of Science: Medicine & Public Health
    • Philosophy of Education & Social Science
    • Philosophy of Biology & Philosophy of Race

The African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science is housed in the Department of Philosophy ranked no. 2 in Africa.



  • Prof Lewis Gordon (Uni Connecticut) is a Visiting Professor specialising in Africana Philosophy.
  • Prof Nancy Jecker (Uni Washington) is a Visiting Professor specialising in Bioethics and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2021/22.
  • Dr Cameron Boult (Uni Brandon) is Assistant Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Brandon. He is a Visiting Researcher Nov–Dec 2021 and May–July 2022, collaborating with ACEPS on a future grant proposal on epistemic blame and decolonisation.
  • Dr Sebastian Schmidt (Uni Zurich) is a Visiting Research Fellow from the Zürich Epistemology Group on Rationality (Zegra) Feb–March 2022.
  • Prof Karen Frost-Arnold (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) An Epistemology of the 4IR project funded researcher for a 2 week visit. (Aug 2022)

We regularly host visiting and externally funded Postdoctoral researchers. Please contact ACEPS director Prof Veli Mitova , if you are interested in visiting, giving a talk, sharing research or collaborating on a project. Check out the ACEPS Team and Events pages for the current activities, research groups, reading groups and direction of ACEPS research.

ACEPS Annual Report 2021