Jacinda Swanson

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Jacinda Swanson
Associate Professor of Political Science
(269) 387-5698
(269) 387-5698
3412 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: 

Monday and Wednesday, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and 5 to 5:30 p.m.
And by appointment.

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2003
Teaching interests: 
  • American political thought
  • The history of political theory
Research interests: 
  • Feminist and democratic theory
  • Issues of political economy

Dr. Jacinda Swanson, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University, is working on a book manuscript that investigates the relationship between political-economic discourses and existing economic relations in the United States. Swanson is a member of the editorial board of the journal Rethinking Marxism and has written articles on:

  • The political consequences of academic and popular economic discourses (forthcoming in Political Research Quarterly)
  • Feminist philosopher Judith Butler’s concept of reiteration (Contemporary Political Theory)
  • Robert Dahl’s conceptualization of economic practices (Polity)
  • Feminist theorist Nancy Fraser’s redistribution and recognition framework (Theory, Culture & Society)
  • Clinton's rhetoric of personal responsibility (Radical Philosophy)
  • Human rights (Rethinking Marxism)