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. Due to Covid-19, this year all Workshop meetings are on Zoom. Please contact the Coordinators for a link.

  • Faculty Coordinator: Patchen Markell
  • Graduate Student Coordinator (AY 2020-21): Will Cameron (

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

For AY 2020-21, 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 Department of Government ∙ 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 2020-21 is as follows:

Fall 2020:

Sept 17 – Kevin Bruyneel (Babson College)

Oct 22 – Lisa Guenther (Queen’s University)

Oct 29 – Terrell Carver (University of Bristol)

Nov 12 – Menaka Philips (Tulane University)

Dec 3 – Dan Zimmer (Cornell University)

Spring 2021:

Mar 4 – Lea Ypi (London School of Economics)

Mar 18 – Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge)

Apr 8 – Joel Schlosser (Bryn Mawr College)

Apr 29 – Lida Maxwell (Boston University)

May 6 – Olufemi Taiwo (Cornell University)

May 13 – Yasmeen Daifallah (University of California, Santa Cruz)