Desmond Jagmohan

Position
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
Role
2022-2023
Office
Laura Wooten Hall, Room 308
Bio/Description

Desmond Jagmohan is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. He works on African American and American political thought, with a focus on moral and political agency under conditions of extremity such as slavery and Jim Crow. He also has interests in the relationship between property and self-determination in African American and Native American political thought. Desmond is completing his first book, “Dark Virtues: Booker T. Washington’s Tragic Realism” (under contract with Princeton University Press), which studies the moral and expressive costs of Booker T. Washington’s politics of deception. Desmond has also published on the political thought of Charles Mills, Marcus Garvey, Harriet Jacobs, Martin Delany, and Charles Eastman. At UCHV, he will be working on his second book, “Slavery & Subversion: The Political Thought of Harriet Jacobs.” He is looking forward to his time with the Center’s extraordinary community.