Welcome

I am a political theorist in the Political Science Department at the University at Albany (State University of New York). My research is in the areas of early modern political thought, rhetoric and politics, feminist theory, and democratic theory. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the history of political thought, feminist theory, contemporary political theory, and language and politics.

My book, Authority Figures: Rhetoric and Experience in John Locke's Political Thought will be available in November 2014 from Pennsylvania State University Press. My recent projects include articles for Political Theory and Theory and Event on toleration, membership and identity, political judgment, social contract theory, and affect. I am developing two new projects. The first, "Possessive Individualism Revisited" takes up C. B. Macpherson's classic term with a new and more expansive conception of the politics of possession (and being possessed). The second, "The Linguistic Contract in Postcolonial Context" considers the gendered politics of language in Indian political history as case study for a linguistic contract.

I organize the SUNY Albany Political Theory Workshop. The Workshop meets several times a semester and is open to faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates with interests in theoretical approaches to the study of politics. For announcements of upcoming events, see: Facebook.com/albanypoliticaltheory.

Take a look at my new book here!

Take a look at my new book!

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