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

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

Selected Publications

Ferguson, Kennan R. “Why does Political Science Hate American Indians?.” Perspectives on Politics 14.4 (2016).
Ferguson, Kennan R. “The Nigh is End: Politics After Time.” Paradoxa 27. Ed. Vint, Sherryl. (2016): 205-222.
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. “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.