Political Theory Workshop

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 select Thursdays from 4:45pm-6:15pm at A.D. White House, room 201.

  • Faculty Coordinator: Begüm Adalet
  • Graduate Student Coordinator (AY 2022-23): Sam Rosenblum (smr335 [at] cornell [dot] edu).

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

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Political Theory Workshop is generously supported by the Africana Studies and Research Center, the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, the American Studies Program, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Asian Studies, the Department of Classics, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Institute for Comparative Modernities, the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Department of German Studies, the Department of Government, the Department of History, the Society for the Humanities, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Jewish Studies Program, the Latina/o Studies Program, the Department of Literatures in English, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Department of Performing and Media Arts, the Sage School of Philosophy, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Department of Science and Technology Studies.

The Workshop schedule for AY 2022-23 is as follows:

Fall 2022:

September 22 – Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen (University of Helsinki)

October 6 – Michaele Ferguson (University of Colorado-Boulder)

October 20 – Aziz Rana (Cornell University)

November 3 – Sarah Greenberg (Cornell University)

November 17 – Lawrie Balfour (University of Virginia)

December 1 – Tessy Schlosser (Cornell University)

Spring 2023:

February 2 – Kevin Duong (University of Virginia)

February 16 – Mie Inouye (Bard College)

March 2 – Adom Getachew (University of Chicago)

March 30 – Kyong-Min Son (University of Delaware)

April 20 – Ella Street (Cornell University)

May 4 – Murad Idris (University of Michigan)