Michael Rogin

Another Political Theory professor on my dissertation committee was Michael Rogin.  While I had discovered Stephen Oates’ biography on abolitionist John Brown, To Purge This Land with Blood, Mike Rogin’s work on President Andrew Jackson Fathers and Children, helped to guide me towards issues of political authority and its origins in America.  …

A Conversation with Hanna Pitkin

Professor Hanna Pitkin was a member of my dissertation committee, and someone who had a profound impact on me as an undergraduate and graduate student at Berkeley.  This is a description of a conversation with her in 2014, captured at the video below: Hanna Pitkin, Professor Emerita of Political Science at …

Norman Jacobson

On my dissertation committee, and a professor from whom I learned how to teach, was Norman Jacobson.  A man with a gift for weaving narratives into lessons, with a calm, patient and thoughtful voice, and a sense of irony–Norman Jacobson persuaded me through his pedagogy that political theory was a field of …