Menaka Philips

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans. I first joined Tulane as a Professor of Practice in 2013, with a joint appointment in Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies (GESS), and have also served as the Program Director for GESS. I received my PhD in Political Science in 2013 from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and have an MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. 

My research and teaching interests include democratic theory, feminist and gender studies, American political thought, and postcolonial studies. 

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Conferences & Events

January 09, 2020

The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought, Oxford University

Invited paper

“The Revolutionary, the Aristocrat, and the Company Man: Three Thinkers on Empire."

January 07, 2020

Verité Research, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Invited talk

Rethinking ‘Liberalism-as-Empire’ in Marx, Tocqueville, and JS Mill 

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Tulane University • 6823 St. Charles Ave, Norman Mayer 

 New Orleans, LA, 70118 • mphilip1@tulane.edu