Alison McQueen (Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Associate Professor for Distinguished Teaching) Pedagogy and Publishing: Writing as a Graduate Student

Nov 3, 2022, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Louis A. Simpson Building, A71
By Invitation Only
Event Description

This workshop will explore the connections between teaching, writing, and publishing in graduate school.  How can I leverage my teaching skills to make me a better writer?  How do I prepare a paper for publication in an academic journal?  What happens in the journal review process?  How can I learn from article reviews (even mean ones)?  Who do I write for a more general audience?  While the focus of the workshop will be on teaching, writing, and publishing in political theory and the closely allied field of political philosophy, it should be useful to students in related fields more generally.  

Alison McQueen is an associate professor in the departments of political science and history, by courtesy, at Stanford University. Her research focuses on early modern political theory and the history of international relations thought.  Her book, “Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), traces the responses of three canonical political realists—Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Hans Morgenthau—to hopes and fears about the end of the world. A second book project, “Absolving God: Hobbes’s Scriptural Politics,” tracks and explains changes in Thomas Hobbes’s strategies of Scriptural argument over time.  Her other ongoing research projects explore treason and betrayal in the history of political thought, the ethics and politics of catastrophe, and digital tools for tracking conceptual change.

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