Paul Apostolidis is Professor and Judge & Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Endowed Chair of Political Science at Whitman College.
- Migrant workers’ experiences of labor, migration, and politicization (day laborers & worker centers; meatpacking workers’ unions)
- Neoliberalism and temporalities of work and everyday life
- Biopolitics of border control and food-industrial systems
- Race, power, and immigration
- Methods of social research combining empirical field inquiries, critical theory, and political engagement
- Christian Right media culture
- Sex scandal discourses (race, masculinity, religion)
- Feminist theory
- Critical explorations of Gramsci, Foucault, Adorno, Freire, Butler, Young, Agamben, Connolly, and other theorists.
Professional Leadership: Member of the Executive Editorial Committee for the journal Political Theory.
- Community-based research: In 2005, I founded Whitman’s nationally recognized community-based research program on The State of the State for Washington Latinos. In this program, which is running again in 2013-14, students conduct independent research in partnership with local and regional organizations and then bring their findings and recommendations to the public.
- Politics of race and immigration
- Latino politics
- Critical theory and cultural studies
- American political thought
- Democratic theory
- Religion and politics
I also have directed and have taught in Whitman’s general studies program “Encounters: The First-Year Experience.”