New Politics Department Faculty Member

The Department of Politics is pleased to announce that Adam Dahl will be joining the department in the fall in a tenure-track position. He earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, his M.A. from Purdue University and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Professor Dahl’s primary teaching and research interests are in American political thought, democratic theory, global political thought, critical race theory, and political theories of empire and colonialism. He is currently writing a book manuscript, tentatively titled Empire of the People: Democracy and Dispossession in American Political Thought, that examines the central role of settler colonialism in shaping the historical development of democratic thought and culture in the nineteenth century United States. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in venues such as Public Administration Review and American Political Thought and has received financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.  Before coming to Sewanee, he previously taught at the University of Minnesota and Purdue University.