Alyson Cole, Ph.D.

City University of New York - The Graduate Center & Queens College

Country: United States (New York)

About Me:

Alyson Cole is a professor of Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, and American Studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research and teaching bridge political theory and American politics/culture, linking central questions of political thought—especially formulations of justice, the nature of vulnerability, precarity and subjugation, and the possibility of resistance or change—with an examination of ideology, rhetoric, and law. Cole is the author of The Cult of True Victimhood: From the War on Welfare to the War on Terror  (Stanford University Press), as well as articles in journals such as Signs, American Studies, Gender, Work & Organization, and Critical Horizons. Co-editor of philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, and a principal scholar in the “Vulnerable & Dynamic Forms of Life” International Network of Research, Cole also serves as Executive Officer of the PhD/MA Program in Political Science at the Graduate Center.

Research Interests

Political Theory

Gender and Politics

Race, Ethnicity and Politics