Emily Hauptmann

Emily Hauptmann
Professor of Political Science
(269) 387-5695
(269) 387-4930
3356 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5346
Mailing address: 
Department of Political Science
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5346 USA
Office hours: 

By appointment.

  • Ph.D., University of California, 1992
Teaching interests: 
  • Contemporary political theory
  • History of political thought
Research interests: 
  • Contemporary democratic theory
  • The history of political sciences

Dr. Emily Hauptmann is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University. Hauptmann is also co-founder of the Association of Political Theory, a professional association for political theorists and philosophers.

Hauptmann's publications include:

  • Foundations and American Political Science: The Transformation of a Discipline, 1945-1970 (University Press of Kansas, 2022)
  • On the Margins of the Margins: Political Science at the National Science Foundation. Contribution to book forum devoted to Mark Solovey's Social Science for What? Battles over Public Funding for the “Other Sciences” at the National Science Foundation. (Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 2022)
  • Why They Shared: Recovering Early Arguments for Sharing Social Scientific Data (Science in Context, 2020)
  • The Theorists’ Gambit: Kenneth Thompson’s Cultivation of Theoretical Knowledge about Politics during the Early Cold War (The International History Review, 2020)
  • The Evolution of Political Theory in Berkeley in a Climate of Experiment and Secession (PS: Political Science; Politics, 2017)
  • “Propagandists for the Behavioral Sciences”: The Overlooked Partnership between the Carnegie Corporation and the SSRC in the Mid-Twentieth Century (The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 2016)
  • The Ford Foundation and the Rise of Behavioralism in Political Science (The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 2012)
  • From Opposition to Accommodation: How Rockefeller Foundation Grants Redefined Relations between Political Theory and Social Science in the 1950s (American Political Science Review, 2006)
  • A Local History of the Political (Political Theory, 2004)
  • Putting Choice Before Democracy: A Critique of Rational Choice Theory (SUNY, 1996)