Zeyad el Nabolsy

Ph.D. Student in Africana Studies


Zeyad el Nabolsy is a first-year Africana PhD student from Egypt. He has an M.A. in philosophy from McMaster university and a B. Eng (chemical engineering and international studies, with a minor in philosophy) from McMaster university. His research interests include: the role of philosophy in liberation struggles on the African continent, the history of modern African philosophy, the history of African Marxism, Third World internationalism during the “Bandung period” (especially its cultural expression in journals like Lotus), and philosophy of culture in relation to the development of non-Eurocentric theories of modernity.


Journal Articles:

“Amílcar Cabral’s Modernist Philosophy of Culture and Cultural Liberation.” Journal of African

 Cultural Studies 2019, DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2019.1624155

“Aristotle on Natural Slavery: An Analysis Using the Marxist Concept of Ideology.” Science &

Society, Vol. 83, No. 2, April 2019, 244–267.

"Why did Kant conclude the Critique of Pure Reason with "the history of pure reason"?" Kant Studies Online -KSO (2016):78-104.


"Lotus and the Self-Representation of Afro-Asian Writers as the Vanguard of Modernity" in the journal "Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies"https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369801X.2020.1784021 

Book Chapters:

“Listening (Chapter 18).” In Keywords in Radical Philosophy and Education: Common Concepts

for Contemporary Movements, edited by Derek R. Ford, 255-270. 2019. Leiden/Boston: Brill.

Book Reviews:

"Hegel in the Arab World: Modernity, Colonialism, and Freedom by Lorella Ventura" Marx &

Philosophy Review of Books, December 31 2019. https://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviews/17587_hegel-in-the-arab-world-modernity-colonialism-and-freedom-by-lorella-ventura-reviewed-by-zeyad-el-nabolsy/

Accepted for Publication (Forthcoming):

“Systematicity in Hegel’s History of Philosophy.” Hegel-Jahrbuch 2020

Courses - Spring 2022