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Department of Political Science Speaker Series – Undergraduate Discussion: Professor Jack Turner

The department of political science and the Wayne Morse Center’s Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance invites you to an open discussion for undergraduate students with Jack Turner, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. Join us on Thursday, January 18 in PLC 908 from 3:15-4:15 pm for the opportunity to talk with an expert!


“Audre Lorde’s Politics of Difference”

Jack Turner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and Director of the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR). He specializes in American political thought, race in American politics, critical race theory, and democratic theory. He is the author of Awakening to Race: Individualism and Social Consciousness in America (University of Chicago Press, 2012). With Melvin L. Rogers, he is editing African American Political Thought: A Collected History (Under contract, University of Chicago Press). His most recent piece of research is “Douglass and Political Judgment: The Post-Reconstruction Years,” in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass, edited by Neil Roberts (University Press of Kentucky, 2018). He is writing a new book entitled Existential Democracy: Death and Politics in Walt Whitman.

This is an informal discussion without a presentation–just an opportunity to interact. Come by, ask questions, and talk with a political scientist!

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Foster Political Science Speaker Series Fund, and the Wayne Morse Center’s Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance.



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