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Passavant Joins Polity Editorial Board

Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Passavant is a new member of the editorial board of Polity, one of the leading journals in political science.

Published by the University of Chicago Press, Polity is the journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association and, since 1968, has produced quarterly issues exploring all areas of the discipline. The journal proceeds from the premise that political knowledge advances through scholarly communication across subdiscipline boundaries.

“While Polity is open to work from all subfields in Political Science, the journal is particularly well-known for the scholarship it publishes in the areas of Political Theory and American Political Development. I’m thrilled to join the important scholars on Polity’s editorial board,” Passavant says.

Passavant, who joined the HWS faculty in 1997, has written extensively about free speech, the neoliberal state, protests and political violence. His new book, Policing Protest: The Post-Democratic State and the Figure of Black Insurrection, is forthcoming from Duke University Press in July 2021. Passavant is also the author of No Escape: Freedom of Speech and the Paradox of Rights and coeditor, with Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean, of Empire’s New Clothes: Reading Hardt and Negri. His scholarship has appeared in scholarly journals such as Contemporary Political TheoryTheory and EventPolitical Theory and Law, Culture, and the Humanities, among others. A member of the American Political Science Association, the Law and Society Association, and the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Passavant holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.