Jill Locke


Professor Jill Locke teaches a range of courses in the history of political thought, democratic theory, and feminist theory. She has served as Chair of the Political Science department and Director of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program at Gustavus. Professor Locke has also published several articles, essays, and reviews and is the co-editor of Feminist Interpretations of Alexis de Tocqueville (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009) and the author of Democracy and the Death of Shame: Political Equality and Social Disturbance (Cambridge University Press, 2016). She has held fellowships from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation (1999-2000), the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University (2006-07), and the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, where she participated in Professor Danielle Allen's Egalitarianisms seminar (2014-15). She is currently working on a new project, tentatively titled Revolting Children, about youth activism and the ways in which the figure of the "the child" circulates in both political theory and activist politics.

During the 2015-16 academic year, Professor Locke will be teaching: Political and Legal Thinking (Fall, Spring); Sex, Power, and Politics (Fall); The Politics of Race and Racism in the US (Fall); The Promise of Political Freedom (Spring); and Feminist Political Thought (Spring).


B.A. Whitman College; M.A. and Ph.D. Rutgers University

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
POL-160Political and Legal Thinking172016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2005/FA
POL-285Sex, Power, and Politics92016/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA
POL-399Sem:Democratic Princ82014/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, and 2000/FA
POL-380Feminist Political Thought72016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2006/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP
POL-175Classics in Political Thought: Modern72005/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP
POL-165Classics in Political Thought: Ancient and Medieval72004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
POL-275Political Freedom62016/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2006/SP
POL-244ST:Pol: Race & Racism52016/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/SP, 2008/FA, and 2001/FA
POL-344Special Topic: Democratic Principles52011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2004/FA
POL-099Senior Thesis52011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2005/SP, and 2003/FA
POL-268Career Exploration42006/JN, 2005/JN, and 2002/JN
GWS-285Sex, Power, Politics32016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2013/FA
POL-280Democracy and Citizenship22005/SP and 2003/FA
NDL-203Politics, Literature, and Arts of New York City22004/JN and 2003/JN
POL-360Seminar: Politics and Sexuality22002/FA and 2001/FA
POL-282Tocqueville: America12005/JN
POL-390Constitutional Law12001/SP

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.