My research and teaching interests are in political theory, gender and politics, and language and politics. My research is currently focused in Early Modern Political Theory, Feminist Theory, the Rhetorical Tradition, and Contemporary Democratic Theory.


I teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in ancient and modern political thought, feminist theory, language and politics, and democratic theory.


I organize the Political Theory Workshop, a speaker series for political theorists and political philosophers in upstate New York and beyond. The workshop meets several times a semester and is open to faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates with interests in theoretical approaches to the study of politics.


Before joining the Political Science faculty at the University at Albany, I completed my PhD at Northwestern University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. I am also an affiliate of the Women’s Studies Department.

 

Research and Teaching

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

Rockefeller College of Public

    Affairs and Policy

University at Albany

State University of New York


Contact Information:

106 Milne Hall

135 Western Avenue

Albany, NY 12222


telephone: 518-442-3794

fax: 518-442-5298

TShanks(at)albany.edu