Nicholas Tampio, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., New College of Florida
665 Faber Hall
441 East Fordham Road
Department of Political Science
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 817-3962
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Nicholas Tampio is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. Tampio researches the legacy of the Enlightenment in contemporary politics and philosophy. His first book, Kantian Courage, considers how Anglo-American, Continental, and Islamic political theorists renovate Kant's critical philosophy. Tampio's second book project, Deleuze's Political Vision, explains why Gilles Deleuze's masterpiece, A Thousand Plateaus, ought to enter the political theory canon. He is currently preparing a research project on democracy and education. Tampio has published peer-reviewed articles in leading journals such as Political Theory, Politics & Religion, and Theory & Event. Tampio earned his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University and has served as the assistant editor of Political Theory. Previously, Tampio taught at the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and Hamilton College. Click here for his CV.
- "Entering Deleuze's Political Vision." Deleuze Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, February 2014.
- "Promoting Critical Islam: Controversy, Civil Society, Revolution." Politics & Religion, vol. 6, no. 4, December 2013.
- "The Politics of the Garden (pairadaeza)." Theory & Event, vol 16, no. 2, June 2013.
- "A Defense of Political Constructivism." Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 11, no. 3, August 2012. See also:
- "Constructing the Space of Testimony: Tariq Ramadan's Copernican Revolution." Political Theory, vol. 39, no. 5, October 2011.
- "Assemblages and the Multitude: Deleuze, Hardt, Negri, and the Postmodern Left." European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 8, no. 3, June 2009.
- "Rawls and the Kantian Ethos." Polity, vol. 39, no.1, January 2007.
- "Writing Political Theory: Lessons from an Apprenticeship." PS: Political Science & Politics, vol. 38, no. 3, July 2005.
- "Islamic Political Thought." Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.
- "Metaphysics and Postmetaphysics." Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.
- "Pluralism in the Ethical Community." In Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
- "What if the Pious Don't Want to Deliberate?" Political Theory, vol. 42, no. 1, 2014.
- "Multiplicity." Encyclopedia of Political Theory, Sage Publications, 2010.
- "Kant's Political Theory." Perspectives on Politics, vol. 11, no. 1, March 2013.
- "Islam and the Arab Awakening." The Journal of North African Studies, November 12, 2012.
- "Rawls, Constructivism, and the Tragic." H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, October 2011.
- "The Politics of the Eternal Return." Theory & Event, vol. 13, no. 3, Fall 2010.
- "Kant and the Limits of Autonomy." Perspectives on Politics, vol. 7, no. 4, December 2009.
- "Redefining Kant's Legacy." Political Theory, vol. 34, no. 6, December 2006.
- "Twenty-first Century Enlightenment." The Journal of Politics, vol. 68, no. 2, May 2006.
- "Can the Multitude Save the Left?" Theory & Event, vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 2005.
- "The Regents Aren't Listening to Parents about the Common Core," Huffington Post, February 25, 2014.
- "Why are Parents Revolting Against the Common Core? Start with the English Curriculum." Huffington Post, January 16, 2014.
- "Forging Coalitions to Stop the Common Core." The Contemporary Condition, December 12, 2013.
- "The Common Core is a Bad Fit for Westchester." The Westchester Guardian, November 21, 2013.
- "Bill Gates Should Not Micro-Manage Our Schools." SchoolBook, May 17, 2013.
At book launch with Ira Katznelson and Giovanna Borradori