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Democracy & Justice Studies

Alison Staudinger

Alison Staudinger
Assistant Professor
Internship Coordinator
MAC A317
(920) 465-2443

Alison Staudinger teaches courses on Gender, Law, American Political Thought and Political Theory for DJS, which she joined in 2012. Her 2013 PhD is from the Government and Politics Department at the University of Maryland-College Park, with specializations in political theory and public law. Her dissertation criticizes the idea of a liberal democratic public sphere that fails to account for the importance of work, an important focus point for understanding race, class and gender and their bearing on political membership. Along with these interests, she writes on Hannah Arendt, corporate personhood, constitutional change, and somewhat improbably, Flannery O'Connor. She is currently working on an NEH funded ''Enduring Questions'' course on the meaning of work, as well as developing a book project out of her dissertation. She also serves as internship director for DJS, so contact her with any questions!