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
Bronx, NY 10458
Nicholas Tampio is a professor of political science at Fordham University. He has published books on Kant's legacy in contemporary political theory, the political vision of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and why democracies should not have national education standards. Tampio is an editor of the journal Comparative Political Theory and the faculty mentor for the Fordham Political Review and the Fordham Pi Sigma Alpha chapter. Tampio often writes for public facing outlets such as the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the Washington Post, and his articles have been translated into Albanian, Chinese, Croatian, Estonian, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. His Aeon essay, Look up from your screen, is included in The Norton Reader alongside essays by Maya Angelou, Frederick Douglass, and Benjamin Franklin. Edward Elgar will publish his book on teaching political theory in September 2022. Click here for his CV.
- Teaching Political Theory: A Pluralistic Approach, Edward Elgar, September 2022.
- Learning versus the Common Core, University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
- Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.
- Deleuze's Political Vision, Modernity and Political Thought series, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
- Kantian Courage: Advancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory, Fordham University Press, 2012.
- "The Misguided Quest for a Constitutional Right to Education " Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 102, no. 6, 2021.
- "A Democratic Critique of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards." Democracy & Education, vol. 26, no. 1, 2018.
- "Democracy and National Education Standards." Journal of Politics, vol. 79, no. 1, 2017.
- "Green Allies: Speculative Realism, Evangelical Christianity, and Political Pluralism," Political Theology, vol. 17, no. 6, 2016.
- "Entering Deleuze's Political Vision." Deleuze Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2014.
- "Promoting Critical Islam: Controversy, Civil Society, Revolution." Politics & Religion, vol. 6, no. 4, 2013.
- "The Politics of the Garden (pairadaeza)." Theory & Event, vol 16, no. 2, 2013.
- "A Defense of Political Constructivism." Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 11, no. 3, 2012. See also:
- "Constructing the Space of Testimony: Tariq Ramadan's Copernican Revolution." Political Theory, vol. 39, no. 5, 2011.
- "Assemblages and the Multitude: Deleuze, Hardt, Negri, and the Postmodern Left." European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 8, no. 3, 2009.
- "Rawls and the Kantian Ethos." Polity, vol. 39, no.1, 2007.
- "Writing Political Theory: Lessons from an Apprenticeship." PS: Political Science & Politics, vol. 38, no. 3, 2005.
- "What if Neoliberalism Captures the Human Rights Establishment? Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the Global Education Reform Movement." Human Rights Review, vol. 19 no. 3, 2018.
- "Bonnie Honig, Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics." The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory, 2016.
- "Political Theory and the Untimely." Political Theory, 2016.
- "Islamic Political Thought." Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
- "Metaphysics and Postmetaphysics." Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
- "Pluralism in the Ethical Community." In Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2014.
- "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 (selection)
- "Tongdong Bai, Leo Strauss, and the Question of Political Philosophy" Journal of Social and Political Philosophy, 2022.
- "Deweyan experimentalism and the problem of method in political philosophy" Contemporary Political Theory, 2021.
- "Derailing Fascism." Kairos, vol. 5, no. 1, 2020.
- "War for peace: Genealogies of a violent ideal in western and Islamic political thought" Contemporary Political Theory, 2020.
- "Who Won the Math Wars?" Perspectives on Politics, vol. 15, no. 4, 2017.
- "Is Perpetual Peace Possible?" Political Theory, October 2017.
- "Democracy, Federal Power, and Education Reform." Perspectives on Politics, vol. 14, no. 2, 2016.
- "Despots, Systematizers, and the Liberal Quandary." Theory & Event, vol. 8, no. 3, 2015.
Popular Articles and Media Appearances (selection)
- "Scepticism is a way of life that allows democracy to flourish." Aeon, March 25, 2022.
- "NY Regents plans for nonpublic schools are terrible." Journal News, March 18, 2022.
- "The weak constitutional case for vaccine mandates." The Boston Globe, August 25, 2021.
- "Debate with Dr. Leana Wen about vaccine mandates." CNN New Day, August 2, 2021.
- "Vaccine mandates will backfire. People will resist even more." Washington Post, July 31, 2021.
- "How a national student database could cheapen the college experience." The Conversation, June 1, 2021.
- "How much money do English majors make? Don’t ask." The Boston Globe, May 2, 2021.
- "How Biden’s request for more education funding would shift more power to the federal government." The Conversation, April 26, 2021.
- "Kids need to play this summer, not catch up on school." Washington Post, February 22, 2021.