Jeff Jackson
 

Curriculum Vita


EDUCATION:

June 2014        Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles          


                            Major Fields: Political Theory; Race, Ethnicity and Politics


                            Dissertation: “From Deliberation to Participation: John Dewey’s Challenge to        

                            Contemporary Democratic Theory”


Committee: Joshua Dienstag (chair), Carole Pateman, Giulia Sissa, Douglas Kellner


June 2010            M.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles 


March 2008        B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude,

                                with College Honors and Departmental Highest Honors

                           


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

2015-present       Harper-Schmidt Fellow, Social Sciences Collegiate Division, University of Chicago

2014-2015            Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles


PUBLICATIONS:

           Book Manuscript:

           Equality Beyond Debate: John Dewey’s Pragmatic Idea of Democracy, under contract with Cambridge University Press.

           Articles:

         “Dividing Deliberative and Participatory Democracy through John Dewey”, Democratic Theory 2, no. 1 (2015): 63-84.

         “The Resolution of Poverty in Hegel’s ‘Actual’ State”, Polity 46, no. 3 (2014): 331-353.

          “The Democratic Individual: Dewey’s Back to Plato Movement”, The Pluralist 9, no. 1 (2014): 14-38.

           “Reconstructing Dewey: Dialectics and Democratic Education”, Education and Culture 28, no. 1 (2012): 62-77.

           Review Essays:

          “What is Democratic in an Unequal Society?”, Political Theory, forthcoming.

           Critical Exchanges:

          “Dethroning Deliberation: A Response to Caspary”, Democratic Theory, forthcoming.

           Book Reviews:

          “Why Democracy Is Oppositional”, Contemporary Political Theory, forthcoming/available online April 2017.

         “Dewey’s Social Philosophy: Democracy as Education”, Education and Culture 31, no. 2 (2015): 113-117.

           “John Dewey’s Philosophy of Spirit, with the 1897 Lecture on Hegel”, Education and Culture 29, no. 1 (2013): 130-134.


ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS:

           Invited Presentations:

          “The Perils of External Aims: A Deweyan Critique of Grading and Standardized Testing”, John Dewey’s “Democracy and Education” 100 Years On: Past, Present, and Future Relevance, September 2016, University of Cambridge, UK.

           “Equality Beyond Debate: John Dewey’s Challenge to Democratic Theory”, University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Fall Symposium, October 2015, Chicago, IL.

           Conference Presentations:

           “Going Beyond Deliberation: The Democratic Need to Reduce Social Inequality”, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 2016, San Diego, CA.

          “The Hegelian Gap Between Deweyan and Rortyan Democracy”, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, April 2015, Las Vegas, NV.

           “Dividing Deliberative and Participatory Democracy through John Dewey”, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, April 2014, Seattle, WA.

           “Democratizing Institutions: Dewey and Radical Democracy”, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 2013, Hollywood, CA.

           “The Resolution of Poverty in Hegel’s ‘Actual’ State”, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 2012, Portland, OR.

           “Reconstructing Dewey: Dialectics and Democratic Education”, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, April 2011, San Antonio, TX.

          

AWARDS AND HONORS:

2015-present         Harper-Schmidt Fellowship, University of Chicago

2014                         Watson Fellowship, UCLA Political Science Department

2013, 2009, 2008    UCLA Graduate Fellowship, UCLA Political Science Department  

2013, 2012               Summer Research Fellowship, UCLA Political Science Department


2010, 2009              Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA Graduate Division


2008                         Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa


2008                         Departmental Highest Honors, UCLA Political Science Department



PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

            Manuscript Reviewer: American Political Science Review, Political Research Quarterly, Globalizations, Education and Culture.

           Book Proposal Reviewer: Rowman & Littlefield International.

           Discussant: “Neglected Genealogies”: Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 2017.

            Chair/Discussant: “Conceptions of (Un)Freedom”: Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2017.

           Chair/Discussant: “Movements and Alternative Institutions”: Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, April 2015.

            Discussant: “Property, Rules, and Rectification”, (Eric Nelson): UCLA Political Theory Workshop, May 2011.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Harper-Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago.

            Power, Identity, and Resistance III: Spring 2017, Spring 2016

            Power, Identity, and Resistance II: Winter 2017, Winter 2016

            Power, Identity, and Resistance I: Autumn 2016, Autumn 2015

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, UCLA.

            Late Modern and Contemporary Political Theory: Spring 2015

            Democratic Theory: Winter 2015

            Continental Political Thought: Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, UCLA.

            Introduction to Political Theory: Winter 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Spring 2010

            Late Modern and Contemporary Political Theory: Winter 2013

            Politics and Strategy: Spring 2012, Winter 2011

            Continental Political Thought: Winter 2012

            Introduction to American Politics:  Fall 2010, Winter 2010, Fall 2009


LANGUAGES:

German (proficient)