Clarissa Rile Hayward
Clarissa Rile Hayward is a contemporary political theorist whose work focuses on theories of power, democratic theory, theories of identity, and American urban politics. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Washington University and Affiliate Faculty in Washington University’s Department of Philosophy and Programs in American Culture Studies and Urban Studies. She received her BA in Politics from Princeton University and her PhD in Political Science from Yale University. Her most recent book, How Americans Make Race: Stories, Institutions, Spaces (Cambridge University Press, 2013), was the co-winner of the American Political Science Association's prize for the Best Book in Urban Politics. Hayward is also author of De-Facing Power (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and co-editor (with Todd Swanstrom) of Justice and the American Metropolis (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). In addition, she has published many articles in edited volumes and in journals, such as the American Political Science Review, Constellations, Contemporary Political Theory, the Journal of Politics, Polity, and Political Theory. She has also published in popular publications, including Jacobin, the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" blog, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Previously, Hayward's research has been supported by the National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. During her fellowship year, Hayward will work on the question of how best to dismantle unjust power relations that are structural in form.
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