The department is very pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Lebron as Associate Professor, beginning in the fall term of 2017. Prof. Lebron comes to us from Yale University (African-American Studies and Philosophy). His research is in political philosophy, especially on issues of social justice and race. His book The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice In Our Time (2014) won the American Political Science Association Foundations of Political Theory section First Book Prize. A second book, The Making of ‘Black Lives Matter’: A Brief History of an Idea is about to be published by Oxford University Press.