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Faculty and Staff

Kevin D. Egan, Ph.D. – Director

I joined the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry in the fall of 2011, having served as the Visiting Fellow for the Great Works Symposium during the 2008-09 academic year. I served as an adjunct professor in the Honors College and Department of History and Politics at Drexel during the 2009-10 academic year.

I completed my Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Political Science in 2007. Before that, I completed my M.A. in Political Science at Virginia Tech in 2003, and my B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy at the College of Wooster in 2001.

While working on my dissertation, which examined the role of rights in structuring democratic citizenship for marginalized sexual identities, I was awarded the Penn State Alumni Association's Outstanding Dissertation Award. My research has been published in such journals as Contemporary Political Theory and New Political Science; my teaching interests span a wide array of topics, including democratic theory, citizenship and civic education, sexuality and gender studies, identity politics, and the relationship between politics and popular culture, among others. Most recently, I have been interested in exploring how interdisciplinarity fits into the mission of higher education.

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