Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Washington
Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR)
Jack Turner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and Director of the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR). He specializes in American political thought, race in American politics, critical race theory, and democratic theory. He is the author of Awakening to Race: Individualism and Social Consciousness in America (University of Chicago Press, 2012). With Melvin L. Rogers, he is editing African American Political Thought: A Collected History (Under contract, University of Chicago Press). He is currently working on two projects: the first a series of essays on Audre Lorde's political thought, the second an alternative history of American political thought. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals, including Political Theory, Raritan, Modern Intellectual History, and Polity.