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 Coordinator: Patchen Markell
  • Graduate Student Coordinator (AY 2019-20): Sarah Greenberg (

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

For AY 2018-19, 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 ∙ Program for Ethics and Public Life

The Workshop schedule for AY 2019-20 is as follows:


Sept 26 — Nimu Njoya, Williams College

Oct 31 — Simten Cosar, Cornell University

Nov 7 — Nazli Konya, Cornell University

Dec 5 — Jake Swanson, Cornell University


Jan 30 — Claudia Verhoeven, Cornell University

Feb 13 — Karuna Mantena, Columbia University

Mar 12 — CANCELLED Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College

Mar 19 — CANCELLED Lida Maxwell, Boston University

April 23 — Joel Schlosser, Bryn Mawr College

April 30 — Melvin Rogers, Brown University