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Political Theory

Brooke A. Ackerly
Professor of Political Science
Professor of Human and Organizational Development (by courtesy)
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Professor of Philosophy (by courtesy)              
Affiliated Faculty, Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 pm and additional hours as posted.
Email
Website
615-322-6231
358 Commons Center
Specializations: Human Rights; Global Justice; Feminism; Environment; Methodology; Epistemic Justice
W. James Booth
Professor
Professor of Philosophy
Email
615-343-2491
341 Commons Center
Specializations: Memory, identity, justice; History of political philosophy
Anna C. Carella
Graduate Student
Fields of study: International Relations, Political Theory
Email
314 Commons Center
Specializations: Feminist Theory, Global Justice, Development Studies
Alex Dubilet
Lecturer
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Thursday 1-2:15 pm and by appointment.
Email
421 Benson Hall
Specializations: Modern and Contemporary Political Theory, Contemporary Continental Theory, Political Theology
Megan Gallagher
Visiting Assistant Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m., and by appointment.
Email
Website
353 Commons Center
Specializations: History of political thought; feminist political thought; politics and literature
June Ann Jones

Office Hours: By appointment
Email
362 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Philosophy, Environmental Politics, and Civic Studies
Charles H. T. Lesch
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:50pm - 4:30pm or by appointment
Email
Website
615-343-7032
345 Commons Center
Specializations: Contemporary Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Religion and Politics, Jewish Political Thought, Social Theory
Edward Rubin
University Professor
University Professor of Law
Office Hours: By appointment: email ed.rubin@vanderbilt.edu
Email
615-322-5620
356 Commons Center and 246 Law School
Specializations: Law; Administrative Governance; Legal Theory
Carrie Archie Russell
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer
Director of Pre-Law Advising
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and by appointment. Students interested in pre-law advising office hours should contact Professor Russell via email.   
Email
615-322-5023
359 Commons Center
Specializations: Public Law, Identity Politics, Southern Politics
 Rebecca Townsley
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Political Theory, Comparative Politics
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 1:10 - 2:10 pm and Thursdays by appointment.
Email
315 Commons Center
Specializations: Feminist Theory, Social Justice and Human Rights, SGBV, Feminist Political Economy, Development Studies
 Katerina Traut
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Political Theory,
Email
304K Commons Center
Specializations: Feminist Theory, Race Politics, Violence