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Michaele Ferguson at the Political Theory Workshop - "The Politics of Reading: Against a ‘Dual System’ Reception of Iris Young’s Work"

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 4:45pm to 6:15pm

A.D. White House, 201 121 Presidents Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853

Michaele Ferguson, associate professor of political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will present her paper "The Politics of Reading: Against a ‘Dual System’ Reception of Iris Young’s Work." The paper will be circulated on an email list in advance and participants come prepared to discuss it.

Michaele L. Ferguson is associate professor of political science and President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of Sharing Democracy (Oxford, 2012), co-editor with Lori J. Marso of W Stands for Women: How the George W. Bush Presidency Shaped a New Politics of Gender (Duke, 2007), and co-editor with Andrew Valls of Iris Marion Young: Gender, Justice, and the Politics of Difference (Routledge, 2021). She has written numerous articles on feminist and democratic theory, including most recently “Dead Dogma and the Limits of Feminist Political Imagination: Thinking #Metoo as Consciousness-Raising," in Theory & Event, April 2022. She is currently working on a book on feminist political theory, Bandita: Iris Young and the Politics of Reading, Writing, and Citation, and she is developing a role-playing game on the Paris Commune. She is the Co-President of the Association for Political Theory and a Consulting Editor for Contemporary Political Theory.


If you have questions or would like to be added to the Workshop’s email list, email Sam Rosenblum, the graduate student coordinator for 2022-23, at smr335 (at) cornell (dot) edu.

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For the 2022-23 academic year, the Political Theory Workshop is generously supported by the Africana Studies and Research Center, the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, the American Studies Program, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Asian Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Institute for Comparative Modernities, the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Department of German Studies, the Department of Government, the Department of History, the Society for the Humanities, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Jewish Studies Program, the Latina/o Studies Program, the Department of Literatures in English, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Department of Performing and Media Arts, the Sage School of Philosophy, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Department of Science and Technology Studies.

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