Office: McGannon Hall, Room 143A
Office hours: Spring 2013: By appointment
Amber Knight, Instructor of Political Science at Saint Louis University, joined the University in 2012. Her primary fields are political theory and women's studies.
Education. Professor Knight received her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her Master of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently completing her dissertation on "Disabling Political Theory" at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Teaching. Prior to coming to Saint Louis University, Professor 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. Professor 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.
Modern Political Thought
Renaissance and Modern Political Theories
Capitalism, Racism, Patriarchy: Theorizing Structural Power