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PS Speaker Series: Professor Desmond Jagmohan – Undergraduate/Graduate Session

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 and graduate students with Desmond Jagmohan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley. Join us on Thursday, November 14th in PLC 905 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm for the opportunity to talk with an expert!


“Booker T. Washington and the Ethics of Concealment”

Desmond Jagmohan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in the history of American and African American political thought, American intellectual history, and the history of political thought. His research concerns political and moral agency under conditions of extreme oppression. He is the winner of the APSA Best Dissertation Award from the Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section (2015) and was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2018). Prior to arriving at Berkeley, he was Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University, where he delivered the 2018 Constitution Day Lecture and was awarded the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Preceptorship in the University Center for Human Values. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has articles on Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, Booker T. Washington, and Harriet Jacobs forthcoming or under review. His work has been published in Perspectives on PoliticsPolitics, Groups, and Identities, and Contemporary Political Theory.

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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