Visiting Instructor in Political Science
Political theory, race and inequality
Carnegie Hall, 205
Althea Sircar is a political theorist who works on questions of embodiment, identity, suffering, and community. Her research focuses on political subjectivity and difference, including questions of race, ethnicity, religious belief, and gender. She is currently writing on phenomenological theories of human and non-human life and on affective political community and the politics of life in the work of Michel Henry. At Macalester, she has taught Foundations of Political Theory and courses in postcolonial and decolonial theory; the politics of knowledge production in higher education; race and racialization; revolutions and revolutionary theory; feminist/queer theory; and critical approaches to humans, animals, and cyborgs. She is affiliated with and contributes to the core curriculum in the Critical Theory concentration. Her activities outside of Macalester include participation in the organizing collective of the journal Abolition.
•BA: Duke University
•MA: Cornell University
•CPhil: University of California, Los Angeles