Amber Knight

Amber Knight

Office: McGannon Hall, Room 126
Phone: 314.977.3892
E-mail: aknight8@slu.edu

Office hours: Spring 2015 --  Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 & 4:00 - 5:00 

Amber Knight, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University, joined the University in 2012.  Her primary fields are political theory and women's studies.

Education. Dr. Knight received her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her dissertation was titled "Disabling Political Theory."

Teaching. Prior to coming to Saint Louis University, Dr. Knight taught courses at the University of North Carolina in modern political thought, introduction to women's studies, and feminism and political thought.  Here at Saint Louis University, she teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of modern and contemporary political thought, disability theory, and women's studies. 

Research.  Dr. Knight specializes in the areas of political thought and women's studies.  Her research focuses on the political nature of disability and the often disabling nature of politics, putting the disciplines of political theory and disability studies in conversation with one another.  She is also interested in the impact of structural inequalities on the practice of citizenship, particularly how socially constructed embodied difference--across racial and gender lines--influences political participation.

Courses

Introduction to Politics syllabus
Feminist Theory: Justice syllabus
Foundations of Political Theory syllabus
Modern Political Thought
Renaissance and Modern Political Theories syllabus
Capitalism, Racism, Patriarchy:  Theorizing Structural Power

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