Jacinda Swanson

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Jacinda Swanson
Associate Professor of Political Science
Office: 
(269) 387-5698
Fax: 
(269) 387-5698
Location: 
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.

Education: 
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2003
Teaching interests: 
  • American political thought
  • The history of political theory
Research interests: 
  • Marxian, poststructural, feminist, and radical democratic theory
  • Economic discourse and justice
Bio: 

Dr. Jacinda Swanson, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University, served on the editorial board of the journal Rethinking Marxism from 2006 to 2009 and has written articles on:

  • Antonion Gramsci's contributions as a political theorist (Rethinking Marxism)
  • 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)