Department of Political Science

Dr. Andrew Douglas

Dr. Andrew Douglas
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Andrew Douglas teaches courses in political theory and the history of political thought.  He is the author of In the Spirit of Critique: Thinking Politically in the Dialectical Tradition (SUNY Press, 2013) and several articles, including a prize-winning essay on the concept of scarcity.  His current work is concerned with how the political thought of the African Diaspora has developed in tension with various strands of Western liberalism.  Douglas is an advisor to numerous student organizations, including the political science honors society, and is a co-founder of SOPHIA, an Atlanta-area political theory colloquium.  In 2014, he was recognized as a Maroon Tiger Faculty Member of the Year.  


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,” Du Bois Review, forthcoming

In the Spirit of Critique: Thinking Politically in the Dialectical Tradition (State University of New York Press, 2013; paperback edition 2014)

“C. L. R. James and the Struggle for Humanism,” Constellations 20, 1 (Winter 2013), 85-101 

“In a Milieu of Scarcity: Sartre and the Limits of Political Imagination,” Contemporary Political Theory 10, 3 (August 2011), 354-371 (Joint winner of the Contemporary Political Theory Annual Prize) 

“Democratic Darkness and Adorno’s Redemptive Criticism,” Philosophy & Social Criticism 36, 7 (September 2010), 819-836

“Democratizing Dialectics with C. L. R. James,” The Review of Politics 70, 3 (Summer 2008), 420-441


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