Jon Ivan Gill


Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Jon Ivan Gill is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus. He has written multiple articles on Afrofuturism, religion, hip-hop, philosophy, poststructuralism, atheism, and creative writing. He is also co-owner of Serious Cartoons Records and Tapes in San Bernardino, Ca. with Michael Adame. His most recent book, Underground Rap as Religion: A Theopoetic Examination of a Process Aesthetic Religion, was released by Routledge in November 2019.The text is a part of the Routledge Studies in Hip-Hop and Religion, edited by Monica R. Miller and Anthony B. Pinn. Gill recently completed the editing of a Claremont Colleges student volume on Afrofuturism and philosophy of religion, entitled Toward Afro-diasporic and Afrofuturist Philosophies of Religion. The text is under contract and to be released by Wipf and Stock in the fall of 2020.


travel, vinyl records, and reading

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PHI-108 Great Philosophers 5 2022/SP, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, and 2020/FA
PHI-244 ST:Africana Philos 3 2021/FA, 2021/JN, and 2020/FA
PHI-212 Oppression/Privilege 1 2022/SP
PHI-144 ST:Philsphy & Battle Rap 1 2022/JN
PHI-201 Ancient Philosophy 1 2021/FA
PHI-240 Philosophy of Religion 1 2021/SP