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, race and slavery, and visual politics. His current research is shaped by a commitment to showing how political theory and political science can engage more fully with the visual domain. Among the areas of particular interest are the ethics and politics of images and the place of visuality within the history of political thought (ancient and modern); 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 (spring 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).