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Congratulations to the graduating students in my Political Philosophy, Policy & Law Capstone Seminar!

Congratulations to my Political Philosophy, Policy & Law capstone students. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of seniors!


This semester I’ll be teaching a capstone seminar for Political Philosophy, Policy & Law. The purpose of the course is to provide support and assistance to PPL students as they complete their senior thesis. [syllabus]

This semester I’ll be teaching an undergraduate seminar titled “Law and Political Thought: Punishment.” The course will introduce students to the complex role law plays in society through the issue of punishment. We’ll discuss both court cases and case-studies, focusing on the eighth amendment, and those discussions will be enriched by reading an eclectic mix of social and political thinkers. [Ad for the course is below, and a draft of the syllabus is available here.]

Starting at the end of August, I’ll be a postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law (PPL) at the University of Virginia. The position is for two years, potentially renewable for a third. I’m eager to be a part of the vibrant intellectual community at UVa, to write and to teach, and to extend the research agenda developed in my dissertation. [Linked here.]

I’m leading a year-long colloquium for political science students at the University of Chicago. A first draft of my syllabus is now posted.

I’m teaching the third part of the three-part Classics of Social and Political Thought (CSPT) sequence at the University of Chicago this quarter. A first draft of my syllabus is now posted.

Next Wednesday I’ll be giving a lecture on race and mass incarceration to the students in Cathy Cohen’s Contemporary African American Politics course.

Allen Linton II and I will be giving a talk this afternoon to students at Kelly High School on voter ID laws and the politics of voter suppression.

A draft syllabus for my course (“The Politics of Mass Incarceration”) is now posted on Chalk. The syllabus is publicly available here. [updated 3.23.2012]