Professor - Political Science

Office: 541-737-9577
Fax: 541-737-2289

Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall 419

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Research Interests

  • Political theory
  • Theories of justice and democracy
  • Domestic and global inequality
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Environmental political theory

Curriculum Vitae Web Page


Brief Vita




  • "A Liberal Defense of Black Nationalism." American Political Science Review, vol. 104, no. 3, August 2010, pp. 467-481.
  • "Same-Sex Marriage and the Regulation of Language" (with Andrew Stivers). Politics, Philosophy and Economics, vol. 6, no. 2, June 2007, pp.237-53.
  • "Reconsidering the Case for Black Reparations." In Reparations: Interdisciplinary Inquiries, ed. Jon Miller and Rahul Kumar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007: 114-29.
  • "'A Lousy Empirical Scientist:' Reconsidering Hume's Racism." In Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy, ed. Andrew Valls. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005: pp, 127-49.
  • "Racial Justice as Transitional Justice." Polity, vol. 36, no. 1, October 2003, pp. 665-83.
  • "The Broken Promise of Racial Integration." NOMOS XLIII: Moral and Political Education, ed. Stephen Macedo and Yael Tamir. New York: New York University Press, 2002, pp. 456-74.
  • "Can Terrorism Be Justified?" In Ethics in International Affairs: Theories and Cases, ed. Andrew Valls. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000, pp. 65-79.
  • "The Libertarian Case for Affirmative Action." Social Theory and Practice, vol. 25, no. 2, Summer 1999, pp. 299-323.
  • "Self-Development and the Liberal State: The Cases of John Stuart Mill and Wilhelm von Humboldt." The Review of Politics, vol. 61, no. 2, Spring 1999, pp. 251-74.


Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy
OSU Main Campus
Research/Career Interests: 

Policy Areas: Political theory, especially theories of justice and democracy, domestic and global inequality, race and ethnicity, environmental political theory.

PhD: University of Pittsburgh

Beyond OSU
PhD Faculty
MPP Faculty
SPP Concentration: 
Energy Policy
Environmental Policy
International Policy
Law, Crime and Policy
Rural Policy
Social Policy
SPP Program: 
Political Science