Institute for Social Justice

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Professor Jeanne Morefield

Professor Jeanne Morefield

Jeanne Morefield is Professor of Politics at Whitman College. Her scholarship works at the intersection of political theory, history, and international relations, examining a variety of topics including the relationship between the contemporary and historical rhetorics of imperialism and the conflict between democracy and sovereignty. Her publications include Empires Without Imperialism: Anglo-American Decline and the Politics of Deflection (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Covenants Without Swords: Idealist Liberalism and the Spirit of Empire (Princeton University Press, 2005) as well as numerous articles in journals such as History of Political Thought, Political Theory, and Theory and Event and chapters in edited volumes concerned with both political theory and the history of international and imperial thought. She is currently writing a book on the political theory of Edward Said. She teaches in the Encounters program at Whitman as well as Politics 122: Introduction to Modern European Political Theory, Politics 329: Theories of Empire, Politics 309: Liberalism and Its Discontents, and Politics 400: The Art and Architecture of Empire (with Mathew Reynolds in Art History).