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 5:00pm-6:30pm, at A.D. White House, room 201.  (Please note the new, slightly later start time). 

  • Faculty Coordinator: Jason Frank
  • Graduate Student Coordinator (AY 2023-24): Ewa Nizalowska (en256@cornell.edu).

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

For the 2023-24 academic year, the Political Theory Workshop is generously supported by the Africana Studies and Research Center, the American Studies Program,the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Classics, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of German Studies, the Department of Government, the Department of History, the Society for the Humanities, the Jewish Studies Program, the Latina/o Studies Program, the Department of Literatures in English, the Sage School of Philosophy, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Society for the Humanities.

The Workshop schedule for AY 2023-24 is as follows:

Fall 2023:

  • October 26 – George Shulman (NYU - Gallatin) - Held in Goldwin Smith Hall 181
  • November 2 – Rayna Kalas (Cornell University)- Held in Goldwin Smith Hall 181
  • November 16 – Danielle Hanley (Clark University)
  • December 30 – Sam Rosenblum (Cornell University)

Spring 2024:

  • February 1 – Perry Zurn (American University)
  • February 15– Sandipto Dasgupta (The New School)
  • February 29 – Elizabeth Wingrove (University of Michigan)
  • March 14 – Jared Loggins (Amherst College)
  • April 18 – Cristina Beltrán (NYU)
  • April 25 – Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo (Rutgers University - Newark)