Session 1: Why Engaged Theory?

Website Launch Event Session 1

About this event

On April 25th, 2022, we will host two launch events for a new website,, for the grounded and engaged political theory community. The purpose of the website is to help scholars doing this work find each other and share events. In each of the two sessions, four scholars will launch our conversation and community by addressing three questions and then we will have an open discussion.

  • Which calls for engaged political theory do you answer?
  • Which methodological discussions have informed you?
  • How do you use it in your own work?

Registration is required and you are welcome to forward the invitation widely.
The sessions will be recorded. Participation indicates consent to recording.


Brooke Ackerly (Vanderbilt University, USA) [host]
Monique Deveaux (University of Guelph, Canada)
Catherine Lu (McGill University, Canada)
Deva Woodly (The New School for Social Research, USA)

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