Department of Political Science

Faculty

Dr. Andrew Douglas

 

Dr. Andrew Douglas
Associate  Professor of Political Science

 

Andrew J. Douglas is an associate professor of political science at Morehouse College, where he teaches courses in political theory and is affiliated with interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies and International Comparative Labor Studies.  He is the author of two books—W. E. B. Du Bois and the Critique of the Competitive Society(2019) and In the Spirit of Critique: Thinking Politically in the Dialectical Tradition (2013)—and is at work on another, a study of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s critique of capitalism (coauthored with Jared Loggins). Articles and other writings have appeared in, among other outlets, The Du Bois Review, The C.L.R. James Journal, Constellations, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Contemporary Political Theory, The Review of Politics, Boston Review, and Political Theory.  Douglas was a 2016-2017 residential research fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University.  He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

 



Education

Ph.D., in Government, University of Virginia (2008)
M.A., in Government, University of Virginia (2005)
B.A., in Rhetoric and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley (2002)



Selected Publications

 W. E. B. Du Bois and the Critique of the Competitive Society (University of Georgia Press, 2019)

“Diagnosing Racial Capitalism,” Fifty Years Since MLK (Boston Review/Forum V,2018)

“‘The Brutal Dialectics of Underdevelopment’: Thinking Politically with Walter Rodney,” The C. L. R. James Journal23, 1-2 (2017)

“W. E. B. Du Bois and the Critique of the Competitive Society,” Du Bois Review 12, 1 (Spring 2015)

In the Spirit of Critique: Thinking Politically in the Dialectical Tradition (State University of New York Press, 2013)

“C. L. R. James and the Struggle for Humanism,” Constellations 20, 1 (March 2013)

“In a Milieu of Scarcity: Sartre and the Limits of Political Imagination,” Contemporary Political Theory 10, 3 (August 2011)

“Democratic Darkness and Adorno’s Redemptive Criticism,” Philosophy & Social Criticism 36, 7 (September 2010)

“Democratizing Dialectics with C. L. R. James,” The Review of Politics 70, 3 (Summer 2008)


Contact

Wheeler Hall, Room 301
andrew.douglas@morehouse.edu
470-639-0732