On leave for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013
B.A. Wesleyan University (1983)
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz, History of Consciousness (1991)
Areas of Expertise
Professor Reinhardt’s teaching interests range from ancient to contemporary political theory, as well as problems of democracy, public space, cultural analysis, and visual politics. His current research interests are in the ethics and politics of images, the place of visuality within the history of political thought (ancient and modern), and the opportunities for contemporary political theory and political science to engage more fully with the visual domain; a related strand of work concerns the relations between politics and aesthetics.
Book in Progress:
Visual Politics: Theories and Spectacles (Working Title)
Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt, George Shulman, eds. Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Essays in Political Theory, University of Kentucky Press (under contract and forthcoming 2013/2014)
Who Speaks for Margaret Garner?, University of Minnesota Press (2010)
Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain, University of Chicago Press (2007), Reinhardt, Edwards, Duganne, eds.
Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress, MIT University Press (2003), Berry, English, Patterson, and Reinhardt, eds.
The Art of Being Free: Taking Liberties with Tocqueville, Marx, and Arendt, Cornell University Press (1997).
American Studies Program (2010-2013)