Anna Marie Smith
Prof. Smith teaches and conducts research in the field of political theory. She is particularly interested in jurisprudence and normative political theory; distributive justice and socioeconomic rights; poverty assistance programs and public education policy; feminist theory and feminist legal studies; critical race theory; and the rhetoric of modern State power and citizenship.
She is the author of three books, Welfare and Sexual Regulation (Cambridge, 2007), Laclau and Mouffe: The Radical Democratic Imaginary (Routledge, 1998) and New Right Discourse on Race and Sexuality: Britain, 1968-1990 (Cambridge University Press, 1994). She is the co-editor of New Critical Writings in Political Sociology, Vols. I-III (Ashgate, 2009); Guest Co-editor of a Thematic Issue on Reproductive and Genetic Technology, Signs: Journal of Women and Culture (34: 4 (2009)); and guest editor of a Special Issue on Feminist Theory and Welfare Reform, Feminist Theory, (9:2 (2008)).
Prof. Smith won the APSA Victoria Schuck Award in 2008 for the best book on women and politics for Welfare Reform and Sexual Regulation.
Prof. Smith has also published articles in the Signs, Feminist Theory, University of San Francisco Law Review, Politics and Gender, Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, Citizenship Studies, Constellations, Social Text, Radical Philosophy, Diacritics, Feminist Review, and New Formations, as well as in numerous anthologies.
Prof. Smith was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study during the 2009-10 academic year. She also held a Mellon New Directions Fellowship in 2008-09, when she was a research fellow of the Center for Gender and Sexuality and the Law at Columbia Law School.
- Course Guides
- Guide to Political Theory Essay Writing
- Course Syllabi
- Govt 261 Feminist Theory/State Theory
- Govt 461 Interpreting Race and Racism: Du Bois
- Govt 463 Feminist Theory/Law and Society
- Govt 494 Honors Thesis in Government
- Govt 462/762 Sexuality and the Law
- Govt 3635 Human Rights and Global Justice
- Govt 4435 Education, Social Justice and the Law
- Govt 4605/6605 Theoretical Approaches to Ideology
- Govt 6796 Justice and Equality
- Govt 7606/Law 7393 Jurisprudence and Normative Political Theory
- Welfare Reform and Sexual Regulation Cambridge University Press (copyright reserved by Anna Marie Smith)
- Excerpt I
- Reduce Poverty Using Proven Methods
- Position Paper
- Popular constitutionalism and same-sex marriage
- “The Paradoxes of Popular Constitutionalism: Proposition 8 and Strauss v. Horton,” University of San Francisco Law Review, (2010).
- Race and public reason
- “Deadly Force and Public Reason,” theory and event, 2012.