George Dewey Yancy (born June 3, 1961) is an American philosopher who is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.
He has been a professor of philosophy at Emory University since fall 2015.
He is also a distinguished Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, one of the college's highest honors.
He is also the editor for Lexington Books' "Philosophy of Race" book series.
He is known for his work in critical whiteness studies, critical philosophy of race, critical phenomenology (especially racial embodiment), and African American philosophy, and has written, edited, or co-edited more than 20 books.
He has also authored over 150 scholarly articles and chapters.
Yancy has also authored numerous influential essays and conducted provocative interviews at The New York Times' philosophy column "The Stone." Yancy has been interviewed on various radio stations throughout the U.S.
He has also appeared in two documentaries, Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence, an independent documentary directed by Hal Jacobs and Henry Jacobs, with support from Georgia Humanities, 2019, and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a six-episode series released on July 30, 2018 on Paramount Network.
Series was directed by Jenner Furts and Julia Willoughby Nason.
Executive producers: Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, Jay-Z, Chachi Senior, Michael Gasparro, Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, and Nick Sandow.