Kennan Ferguson

Associate Professor

Office: Bolton, Room 642
Phone: (414) 229-4254
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., Political Science, University of Hawai'i
B.A., Political Science (magna cum laude) and Philosophy, Amherst College

Research and Teaching Interests:

Political Theory, broadly conceived.

Courses Taught:

PolSci 281: Classics of Political Theory
PolSci 382: Modern Political Thought
PolSci 386: Contemporary Political Theory - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 500: Senior Capstone in Political Science
PolSci 711: Current Topics in Political Science: - Constituent Power - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 801: Biopolitics Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 815: The Politics of Sensation - Syllabus (pdf)

Selected Publications:


All in the Family: On Community and Incommensurability, Duke University Press, 2012.

William James: Politics in the Pluriverse, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.

The Politics of Judgment: Aesthetics, Identity, and Political Theory, Lexington Books, 1999 (Paper, 2007).


"The Gift of Freedom," Social Text V 25, N 2 (2007).

"La Philosophie Américaine: James, Bergson, and the Century of Intercontinental Pluralism" Theory & Event, V 9, N 1 (2006).

"I ♥ My Dog," Political Theory, V 32, N 3 (2004)