Kennan Ferguson

 Bolton Hall 642


PhD, Political Science, University of Hawai’i
BA, Political Science (magna cum laude) and Philosophy, Amherst College

Research and Teaching Interests

Political Theory, broadly conceived.

Courses Taught

  • Pol Sci 110 – Sex and Power 
  • PolSci 281 – Classics of Political Theory
  • PolSci 382 – Modern Political Thought
  • PolSci 711 – Current Topics in Political Science
  • PolSci 801 – Proseminar in Environmental Political Theory
  • PolSci 815 – Problems in Political Theory: Native American Political Theory
  • PolSci 815 – Problems in Political Theory: The Sex Wars

Undergraduate Syllabi
Graduate Syllabi

Selected Publications

The Big No. (Editor) University of Minnesota Press, 2022.
Cookbook Politics. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.
Ferguson, Kennan R.“Why does Political Science Hate American Indians?” Perspectives on Politics14.4 (2016).
Ferguson, Kennan R.“The Nigh is End: Politics After Time” Paradoxa27. Ed. Vint, Sherryl. (2016): 205-222.
. The Encyclopedia of Political Thought (8 volumes)Ed. Gibbons, Michael T., Coole, Diana, Ellis, Elisabeth, and Ferguson, Kennan R.Wiley-Blackwell. 2014: 4360 pages
Ferguson, Kennan R.All in the Family: On Community and IncommensurabilityDuke University Press. 2012.
Ferguson, Kennan R.“The Gift of Freedom” Social Text25.2 (2007): 39-52.
Ferguson, Kennan R.William James: Politics in the PluriverseRowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2007.
Ferguson, Kennan R.“I ♥ My Dog” Political Theory32.3 (2004): 373-395.