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Samuel Galloway

Assistant Professor in Political Science

Samuel R. Galloway, PhD, teaches courses in political theory and American politics. Dr. Galloway is also a member of the interdisciplinary Gender Studies program and the Global Black Studies program. His courses explore topics such as protest, media, biopolitics, law, aesthetics, and ideology at the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, class, ability, and citizenship. Dr. Galloway’s research examines questions of democracy, sovereignty, and solidarity in contemporary and canonical political thought and practice. He is currently completing his first book manuscript, Cruising Politics: Affect, Assemblage, Agonism, which offers a queer critical theoretical account of how 21st century American politics is being shaped by the fleeting, anonymous, and public affairs of agonistic democrats, from Anonymous hacktivism to Black Lives Matter protest. 

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Representative Courses

- Introduction to US Politics (POL1570)

- Political Theory I: Plato to Machiavelli (POL2170)

- Political Theory II: Hobbes to the Present (POL2180)

- Politics and the Media (POL2210)

- Sex, Politics, Health (POL3045)

- Race, Gender, and the Law (POL3090)

- Political Protest and Ideology (POL3290)


- “Queering Amor Mundi: Love, Loss, and Democratic Politics.” Theory & Event Volume 24, Number 3, July 2021, pp. 758-786.


Cruising Politics: Affect, Assemblage, Agonism (book manuscript forthcoming)