The Political Theory Workshop offers faculty and other scholars an opportunity to present "in progress" or recently completed work to a diverse audience from political science, philosophy, law, and other social sciences and humanities. Workshop papers come from all areas of political theory, including normative and positive theory, legal theory, and the history of political thought. Papers are circulated ten days before the seminar. Participants are expected to read the paper before the workshop. Each session begins with comments and questions on the paper by a discussant, a brief response from the author, followed by a general discussion. All members of the university community are welcome to attend the workshop. This workshop is co-sponsored by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Join the Political Theory Workshop mailing list. Convenor for 17-18: Brian Coyne
Bryan Garsten is Professor of Political Science and the Humanities, and Chair of the Humanities Program.
Dr Bejan’s research brings perspectives from early modern English and American political thought to bear on questions in contemporary political theory and practice and on many of the pressing questions facing liberal democracies today - such as what the proper scope of religious liberty should be and how to handle partisanship and hate speech.
Lucas Stanczyk works on topics at the intersection of political philosophy and political economy. His book manuscript develops a theory of justice in production. His other research and teaching is focused on ethical problems in global energy policy, and the ethics of growing inequality. He has been assistant professor of political science and affiliated faculty of philosophy at MIT.
Adom Getachew is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College. She holds a joint PhD in Political Science and African-American Studies from Yale University.
Sean Ingham studies political theory with an emphasis on questions at the intersection of democratic theory and formal political theory. His work has been published in the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Studies, and Politics, Philosophy & Economics.