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Nicholas Tampio, 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

Twitter: @NTampio



Nicholas Tampio is a professor of political science at Fordham University. He researches the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and education policy. 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 A Thousand Plateaus ought to enter the political theory canon. His third book is Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy, and his fourth book, Learning versus the Common Core, collects articles about education that he has published in Aeon, CNN, the Conversation, US News & World Report, and other outlets. He is the political theory editor of Politics & Religion and the co-editor-in-chief of Comparative Political Theory. He is presently writing a book on Teaching Political Theory for Edward Elgar Publishing. Tampio serves as the faculty mentor of the Fordham Political Review and the department's Pi Sigma Alpha chapter. His work has been translated into Albanian, Chinese, Croatian, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. His essay, Look up from your screen, is included in The Norton Reader alongside essays by Maya Angelou, Frederick Douglass, and Benjamin Franklin. Click here for his CV.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Politics Global Justice Introduction to Political Philosophy*
Introduction to Political Philosophy The Enlightenment and its Critics Modern Political Thought*
American Political Thought Human Nature after Darwin Contemporary Political Thought*
Political Theory in Popular Culture (Marvel Universe) What is College For? Honors: Contemporary Social and Political Thought



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