Ed QuishAssistant Professor of Politics

Joined faculty in 2019

B.A. Wesleyan University
M.A. Cornell University
Ph.D. Cornell University

Contact Information

Stern Hall

Scholarly Interest

Democratic theory, American political development, political economy, social movements.


My research examines how capitalist development structures and is structured by democratic politics in the United States. My current book explores the American cooperative movement from the mid-19th century through the New Deal. By drawing lessons from cooperative settlements, farmers' organizations, workers' cooperatives, alternative political parties, and radical unions, the book offers an account of how democratic organizations can fight for a society defined by free cooperation.

Courses Taught

Introduction to American Politics; Introduction to Political Theory; Social Movements in American Politics; Theories of American Democracy; American Democracy Today; The Green New Deal


"Democracy and Justice in Twentieth Century Political Philosophy," co-author,  The Cambridge History of Democracy  (forthcoming)