Demetra Kasimis, Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State
University— Long Beach, graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in 2001 with a B.A. in philosophy and Hellenic Studies. After a year as a Fulbright scholar in Athens, Greece, she returned to Columbia for her M.A. in philosophy and grew interested in political theory. She received a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University in 2010. After two years teaching as a postdoctoral associate in Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center, she joined the faculty at CSULB, where she teaches courses on classical and
contemporary political theory and American government. Her
interests in political theory focus on the thought of Greek antiquity and its receptions
by modern and contemporary thinkers;
questions of citizenship, immigration, and political difference; and gender theory. In the AY 2014-2015, Kasimis will hold a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete her book Classical Greek Theory and the Politics of Immigration (under contract with Cambridge University Press). She is also the recipient of the NEH Award for Faculty (declined), the American Council for
Learned Societies Mellon Early Career Award, the Onassis Foundation research fellowship (declined), and
Northwestern University's Alumnae dissertation fellowship.
Tragedy of Blood-Based
Membership: Secrecy and the Politics of Immigration in Euripides' Ion," Political Theory (April 2013). Download the pdf.
Political Science Department
California State University, Long Beach
250 Bellflower Boulevard, SSPA 257
Long Beach, California 90840