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Political Theory Workshop

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The Political Theory Workshop at Cornell offers faculty, visiting scholars and graduate students the opportunity to present work in progress to a diverse, interdisciplinary audience. The Workshop features presenters and participants from a wide array of fields, including philosophy, history, ethics, social theory, classics, literature, and other related disciplines. Papers are distributed in advance and participants come prepared to discuss them in detail.

Unless otherwise noted, the Workshop meets on selected Thursdays from 4:45-6:15pm on Cornell’s campus at the A.D. White House, room 201.

  • Faculty Coordinators: Diane Rubenstein (Fall 2017) and Jason Frank (Spring 2018)
  • Graduate Student Coordinator (AY 2017-18): Jacob Swanson (

To join the Workshop listserv or make a request or comment, please email the Graduate Student Coordinator.

For AY 2017-18, the Cornell Political Theory Workshop is generously supported by:

The Africana Studies and Research Center ∙ The American Studies Program ∙ The Department of Comparative Literature ∙ The Department of English ∙ The Department of German Studies ∙ The History of Capitalism Initiative ∙ The Department of History ∙ The Latina/o Studies Program ∙ The Law School ∙ The Jewish Studies Program ∙ The Department of Romance Studies ∙ The Society for the Humanities

The Workshop schedule for AY 2017-18 is as follows:

Fall 2017:

September 14

-David Ciepley, University of Denver

October 19

-Inés Valdez, Ohio State University / Princeton University

November 16

-Paul Fleming, Cornell University

November 30

-Timothy Vasko, Cornell University

Spring 2018:

February 22

-Demetra Kasimis, University of Chicago

March 15

-Cigdem Cidam, Union College

March 22

-Fred Moten, NYU

April 12

-Katrina Forrester, Harvard University

May 3

-Juliet Hooker, Brown University