Dr. Olúfẹmi Táíwò’s work aims to expand the African reach in philosophy and, simultaneously, to indigenize the discipline and make it more relevant to Africa and African students. His scholarly activities aim to contribute to the creation, at the intellectual level, of the categories that will enable all who share similar experiences to indigenize the alien idioms of our philosophical training and, simultaneously, globalize the historical experience of African peoples and their modes of discourse towards the emergence of authentic African voices in the ongoing polylogue among the world’s peoples.

His book, How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010) was a joint winner of the Frantz Fanon Book Award of the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2015.

His works have been translated into French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Chinese.