Dr. Wayne GabardiProfessor of Political Philosophy and Theory
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Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986
Born and raised in New Jersey, Wayne Gabardi received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey, in the late 1970s and his master and doctoral degrees in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the 1980s. His dissertation was on Erich Fromm’s synthesis of Marx and Freud as it related to the early work of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory as well as its later influence on American social and political thought.
He arrived at Idaho State University in the early 1990s and is currently full professor, director of Political Science graduate studies, and teaches in the Honors Program. He was selected as ISU Master Teacher in 2003 and was Department Chair from 2005 to 2012. His areas of professional expertise and interest include the history of Western political philosophy, democratic thought, modern and contemporary social theory, postmodernism, posthumanism, and animal ethics and politics.
While at ISU he has taught a wide variety of courses and seminars including Introduction to U. S. Government, Introduction to Politics, Introduction to Political Philosophy, Contemporary Political Theory, Feminist Thought, Classical Political Thought, Politics and Literature, Democratic Thought, Animal Ethics, Senior Seminar, and the doctoral seminars Philosophy of Social Science and Political Theory. His published work includes the book Negotiating Postmodernism (University of Minnesota Press, 2001) and “Contemporary Models of Democracy” (Polity, Summer 2001). He has recently completed the book The Next Social Contract: Animals, the Anthropocene, and Biopolitics to be published by Temple University Press in 2017.
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