Kennan Ferguson

Associate Professor
 Bolton Hall 642


Ph.D., Political Science, University of Hawai’i
B.A., Political Science (magna cum laude) and Philosophy, Amherst College

Research and Teaching Interests

Political Theory, broadly conceived.

Courses Taught

  • PolSci 281 – Classics of Political Theory
  • PolSci 382 – Modern Political Thought
  • PolSci 386 – Contemporary Political Theory
  • PolSci 500 – Capstone Course in Political Science
  • PolSci 711 – Current Topics in Political Science
  • PolSci 801 – Proseminar in Environmental Political Theory
  • PolSci 815 – Problems in Political Theory: The Politics of Sensation

Selected Publications

Ascher, Ivan. “The Subprime Subject of Ideology.” After Capitalism. Ed. Petro, Patrice S., and Ferguson, Kennan R. (2016).
Aneesh, Aneesh. “Differentiating Citizenship.” After Capitalism: Horizons of Finance, Culture, and Citizenship. Ed. Ferguson, Kennan R., and Petro, Patrice S. Rutgers University Press, (2016).
Gibbons, Michael T., Coole, Diana, Ellis, Elisabeth, and Ferguson, Kennan R., eds. The Encyclopedia of Political Thought (8 volumes). Wiley-Blackwell, 2014: 4360 pages.
Ferguson, Kennan R. “’Speed Limits and Speed Bumps: On International Law and its Lack’.” Law and Disciplinarity: Thinking Beyond Borders. Ed. Beck, Robert. Palgrave MacMillan, (2013).
Ferguson, Kennan R. All in the Family: On Community and Incommensurability. Duke University Press, 2012.
Ferguson, Kennan R. William James: Politics in the Pluriverse. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.
Ferguson, Kennan R. “The Gift of Freedom.” Social Text 25.2 (2007): 39-52.
Ferguson, Kennan R. “I ♥ My Dog.” Political Theory 32.3 (2004): 373-395.