Naomi Simmons-Thorne is a PhD Student in Philosophy of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Naomi serves as an instructor, graduate research assistant, and Doctoral Fellow of the Graduate College.
Her research interests include moral and political philosophy, black education, black feminism, Africana philosophy, decolonial thought, Marxism, and critical theory/pedagogies.
Advisor: Rebecca Taylor
Anticipated Graduation: 2028
- PhD (2028), Philosophy of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- MT (2023), English Education, University of South Carolina
- BA/BS (2020), Philosophy and Sociology, University of South Carolina
- AA/AS (2018), Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College