Alan Patten

Position
Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Politics
Role
Chair
Title
Department of Politics
Office Phone
Office
246 Corwin Hall
Bio/Description

Specialization: Political theory Professor Patten joined the Department in January 2005. He has research and teaching interests in both the history of political thought and contemporary political philosophy. He is the author of Hegel's Idea of Freedom (Oxford, 1999), co-editor of Language Rights and Political Theory (Oxford, 2003), and author of a number of journal articles in journals such as History of Political Thought, Political Theory, Ethics, and Philosophy & Public Affairs. He is currently writing a book about political theory and language politics that engages in both analytic, normative argument and historical excavation of the roots of contemporary thinking about conflicts over language and nationalism. D. Phil. Oxford