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Kennan Ferguson

Associate Professor
 Bolton Hall 642

Degrees

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
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  • PolSci 500 – Capstone Course in Political Science
  • PolSci 711 – Current Topics in Political Science
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  • PolSci 801 – Proseminar in Environmental Political Theory
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  • PolSci 815 – Problems in Political Theory: The Politics of Sensation
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Selected Publications

Petro, Patrice S. New Directions in International Studies; After Capitalism. Ed. Petro, Patrice S., and Ferguson, Kennan R. Rutgers University Press, .
Sommers, Jeffrey W. “’Dizzy with Success’: The Really Existing Latvian Austerity ‘Miracle’,”. Ed. Petro, Patrice S., Ferguson, Kennan R., and . Rutgers University Press (editors accepted, in process), 30.
Ferguson, Kennan R. “What was Politics to the Denisovan?.” Political Theory 42.2 (2014).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “Who Eats Whom? Melville’s Anthropolitics at the Dawn of Pacific Imperialism.” A Political Companion to Herman Melville. Ed. Frank, Jason. University Press of Kentucky, (2014).
Frank, Jason. “Series Editors’ Introduction.” Publius and Political Imagination. Ed. Ferguson, Kennan R., and Schoolman, Morton. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, (2014).
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. “The Deep Biology of Politics: A Reminder.” Political Research Quarterly 67.2 (2014).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “James, William.” Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Blackwell/Wiley, (2014).
Ferguson, Kennan R., and Schoolman, Morton. “Series Editors’ Introduction.” John Rawls: Liberalism and the Challenges of Late Modernity. Ed. Ferguson, Kennan R. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, (2014).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “All in the Family: On Community and Incommensurability; A Critical Exchange with Jodi Dean.” Contemporary Political Theory 13.3 (2014).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “Comedy and Political Theory.” Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Blackwell/Wiley, (2014).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “Freud, Sigmund.” Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Blackwell/Wiley, (2014).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “Animacies.” Disability Studies Quarterly. (2013).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “’Debt’s Moral’.” Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy. Ed. Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E., and Paik, Peter Y. Indiana University Press, (2013).
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).
Panagia, Davide. “Series Editors’ Introduction.” Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity. Ed. Ferguson, Kennan R., and Schoolman, Morton. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, (2013).
Ferguson, Kennan R. All in the Family: On Community and Incommensurability. . Duke University Press, 2012.
Ferguson, Kennan R. ““Intensifying Taste, Intensifying Identity: Collectivity through Community Cookbooks”.” Signs: a Journal of Women in Culture and Society 37.3 (2012).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “Nobjectivity.” Theory & Event 15.4 Johns Hopkins University Press, (2012).
Ferguson, Kennan R. ““Morbid Democracy: The Bodies Politic of Walt Whitman and Richard Rorty”.” Democratic Vistas Today: Walt Whitman and Political Theory. Ed. John Seery, Pomona College. University Press of Kentucky, (2011).
Ferguson, Kennan R. ““Sub-Field Hockey: A Reaction to Matthew Moore’s National Survey of Political Theorists”.” PS: Political Science and Politics. (2010).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “The Gift of Freedom.” Social Text 25.2 (2007): 39-52.
Ferguson, Kennan R. William James: Politics in the Pluriverse. . Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.
Ferguson, Kennan R. “I ♥ My Dog.” Political Theory 32.3 (2004): 373-395.