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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
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458

Email: tampio@fordham.edu
Phone: (718) 817-3962
Fax: (718) 817-3972


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, Deleuze's Political Vision, explains why Gilles Deleuze's masterpiece, A Thousand Plateaus, ought to enter the political theory canon. He is currently preparing an article on whether democracies should have national education standards. 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.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Politics Global Justice Introduction to Political Theory*
Introduction to Political Philosophy The Enlightenment and its Critics Modern Political Thought*
American Political Thought Human Nature after Darwin Contemporary Political Thought*




Invited Pieces

  • "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.

Book Reviews

Media Contributions

At book launch with Ira Katznelson and Giovanna Borradori