Associate Professor of Political Science

University of Washington


Jack Turner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. He specializes in American political thought, race in American politics, critical race theory, and liberal 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 researching a new book entitled Death and Democratic Life: The Radical Vision of Walt Whitman. His articles have appeared in Political Theory, Raritan, Modern Intellectual History, and Polity.

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