About the Engaged Theory Community

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The Engaged Theory Community is a loose collective of researchers who see value in centering theory and theorizing on people’s lived experiences.

Organizing Committee Members

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Brooke Ackerly

Brooke Ackerly is Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Feminist Journal of Politics (2018-2021). In her research, teaching, and collaborations, she works to clarify without simplifying the most pressing problems of global justice, including human rights and climate change.

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Monique Deveaux

Monique Deveaux is Professor of Philosophy and Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Global Social Change at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). Trained in comparative politics and political philosophy, she has written widely on multiculturalism, deliberative democracy, gender justice, exploitation, and poverty.

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Genevieve Fuji-Johnson

Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Professor, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, studies and teaches democratic theory, feminist social and political thought, theories related to sexuality and gender, interpretive approaches to policy analysis, and a range of public policy issues.

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Chris Tenove

Chris Tenove is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. He studies political theory and international relations, with an emphasis on issues of global justice, global governance and digital politics. Dr. Tenove received his PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 2015.

Organizing Philosophy

In order to facilitate engaged political theorists building a network and ultimately a community of scholars who want to support and learn from each other about how to do engaged political theory better, we offer this website. Here you can join the community, invite the network to events at which engaged political theory is being presented or discussed, and share recordings of past events. 

We are a loose cooperative, not an association, and so we welcome your efforts to help us make visible the work of scholars around the world doing engaged work and to enable those working in engaged ways to find each other.

In the context of on-going colonization and decolonization struggles, we hope that this global relational space of and for scholars will enable us to work together to make engaged political theory and the methodologies we use to do it well more visible.

We invite you to join the community by connecting with us.