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Emmanuel Bueya SJ, PhD

Office Hours:  Wednesday 2-4 p.m. or by appointment


PhD in Philosophy, Boston College (USA)  

MA in Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester (UK)

STL in Theology, Boston College (USA) 

BA in Theology, Hekima College, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Kenya) 

MA in Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy Saint Peter Canisius (DRC) 



Political Theory, African Philosophy, Social Ethics.


Theories of IR, Philosophy of art, Modern history of philosophy, African philosophy. 

Seminars on Michel Foucault, Robert Dahl, V.Y. Mudimbe, Kä Mana, Postcolonial theories.



2017:   Stability in Postcolonial African States

2010:   Religion and Human Security in Wartime: Reflection on the Dialectic of Oppression and Resistance in DRC.

2010:   Pour un Nouveau Contrat de Solidarité

Some Articles:

2018 : ‘Le peuple dans les marges: Infrapolitique et Souveraineté fragmentée’, in Congo-Afrique.

2017 :  ‘L’enracinement : leurres et lueurs du décentrement’, in Revue Philosphique de Kimwenza.

2016a :  ‘La notion d’intellectuel spécifique chez Michel Foucault’, in ‘Revue Philosphique de Kimwenza.    

2016b :  ‘L’Université en RDC : le spectre du chomage ?’ in Congo Afrique.

2015 :   ‘La rigueur de la patience africaine. Interview avec V.Y. Mudimbe’ in Congo-Afrique, November 2015.

2004a:  “L’Exode, quête d’une utopie irréalisable”, in Telema 117-118 (2-3), 59-72.

2004b:  “La présence de Yawhe au milieu d’Israël (Joel2, 1-3,21)’ in Hekima Review 31, 23-37.

2003a:  “L’Église sur les routes de l’exil en Afrique”, in Telema 115, 22-36.

2003b:  “Un Christianisme polythéiste? Réflexion sur les églises alternatives” in Telema 114, 18-30

2002:   “Pour une éthique chrétienne de la Résistance” in Hekima Review 27, 34-55.

1999b:   “La critique de la raison pure comme traité de la méthode...”. RA 55, June 1999, 63-72.

1999a:  “Heurts et lueurs de l’univers dialectique en pays sous-développés”. RA 54, March 1999, 17-30.

1998a:   “Le droit aux libertés politiques”. RA 53 (2), 19-35.

1998b:   “La fin de la politique chez Aristote: la vie bonne”. RA 52, December 1997, 101-127.

1997:     “La crise de l’identité africaine”. RA 50 (3), 83-101.

Selective Communications

Inagural lecture of the Simon Pierre Metena Chair, ITCJ, Abidjan, 4 March 2020. Text: Les grands débats politiques en Afrique actuelle.

70th  Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Rome, 10 December 2018. Text: The African Perspective of Human Rights

Colloquium of Catholic Intellectuals of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa , 23-25 March 2018. Text: L’Enseignement social de l’Eglise et les enjeux politiques de l’heure en RDC.

Scientific Day at Kimwenza, March 2018. Text: Isonomy, Political Power and Social Justice

Philosphical Day at Kimwenza, March 2017. Text: Identity, Hybridity and Afropolitanism

Keynote Speaker at the Academic Lecture organized by the Faculty of Philosophy Saint Peter Canisius, Kinshasa, April 27, 2015. Text: Les Marges: Infrapolitique et Souveraineté Fragmentée

 Speaker at the Conference organized by the Heller School Program for Coexistence and Conflict and the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, (Brandeis University, MA),  April 15, 2013. Text: The Implications of the Economic Warfare in the Congo

Guest Speaker at the Colloquium on Black Catholic Theology, (Marquette University: USA), November 17-19, 2012. Text: “Fragmented Sovereignty in the RDC: The case of   Bundu Dia Kongo”

Guest Speaker at the Conference Organized by the UIC Department of French and Francophone Studies, Chicago, February 15, 2012. Text: Thresholds of Ideology In Congolese Youth: Afrocentrism, Europhilia and Nothingness.


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