Jodi DeanProfessor of Politics

Joined faculty in 1993

Ph.D., Columbia
M.A., Columbia
B.A., Princeton

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Contact Information

Stern HallPhone (315) 781-3425

Scholarly Interest

Contemporary political theory, modern political theory, communism, theories of digital media, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, political theory and climate change.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Feminist Theory
Modern Political Theory
Contemporary Political Theory
Critical Social Studies 
Political Theory and Climate Change


Crowds and Party (Verso 2016)

The Communist Horizon (Verso 2012)

Blog Theory (Polity 2010)

Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (Duke University Press 2009)
Zizek's Politics (Routledge 2006)
Reformatting Politics (Routledge 2006) (coedited with jon Anderson and Geert Lovink)
Empire's New Clothes: Reading Hardt and Negri (Routledge 2004) (coedited with Paul A. Passavant)
Publicity's Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy (Cornell UP 2002)
Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace (Cornell UP 1998)
Solidarity of Strangers (University of California Press 1996)
Cultural Studies and Political Theory (Cornell UP, 2000) (editor)


co-editor of Digital Barricades (book series with Pluto Press)

co-director of the Radical Critical Theory Circle (international theory association)

former co-editor of Theory and Event

American Political Science Association
Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities
Law and Society Association


Geneva Women's Assembly

stockholmJodi Dean speaking on the art and activist project, The Natural History Museum, in Stockholm.