Jill Locke


Professor in Political Science and Program Director in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

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. Professor Locke won the 2017 Gustavus Adolphus College award for Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment.

Professor Locke currently directs the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program and co-chairs the College Curriculum Committee. During the 2017-18 academic year, she will be teaching: Political and Legal Thinking; The Politics of Race and Racism in the US; and Sex, Power, and Politics. 


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

Courses Taught

GWS-285 (Sex, Power, and Politics); GWS-380 (Coll:Feminist Lives); POL-160 (Political and Legal Thinking); and POL-285 (Sex, Power, and Politics)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
POL-160 Political and Legal Thinking 21 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/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-285 Sex, Power, and Politics 10 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA
POL-399 Sem:Revolting Children 9 2017/SP, 2014/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, and 2000/FA
POL-380 Feminist Political Thought 7 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2006/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP
POL-175 Classics in Political Thought: Modern 7 2005/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP
POL-165 Classics in Political Thought: Ancient and Medieval 7 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
POL-244 ST:Pol: Race & Racism 6 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/SP, 2008/FA, and 2001/FA
POL-275 Political Freedom 6 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2006/SP
POL-344 Special Topic: Democratic Principles 5 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2004/FA
POL-099 Senior Thesis 5 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2005/SP, and 2003/FA
GWS-285 Sex, Power, Politics 4 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2013/FA
POL-268 Career Exploration 4 2006/JN, 2005/JN, and 2002/JN
POL-280 Democracy and Citizenship 2 2005/SP and 2003/FA
NDL-203 Politics, Literature, and Arts of New York City 2 2004/JN and 2003/JN
POL-360 Seminar: Politics and Sexuality 2 2002/FA and 2001/FA
POL-282 Tocqueville: America 1 2005/JN
POL-390 Constitutional Law 1 2001/SP
POL-290 Jurisprudence 1 2000/FA
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.