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Marek Steedman

Dr. Marek Steedman

Associate Professor


Marek D. Steedman is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Mississippi. He received his PhD in Political Science in 2003 (with a major area in Political Theory) from the University of Michigan. His first book, Jim Crow Citizenship: Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy, was published by Routledge in 2012.

More information on his research and teaching can be found at:

  • PHD - University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (2003)
  • BA - University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1994)

P 201: Great Issues of Politics

Political Theory:
PS 321: American Political Thought
PS 420/520: Plato to Machiavelli
PS 421/521: Hobbes to Nietzsche
PS 426/526: 20th Century
PS 721: Graduate Seminar in Political Theory

Honors Colloquium

  • Jim Crow citizenship: Liberalism and the southern defense of racial hierarchy, 2012
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  • Taming Leviathan, Tulsa L. Rev., 2017
  • Demagogues and the Demon Drink: Newspapers and the Revival of Prohibition in Georgia, Statebuilding From the Margins: Between Reconstruction and the New Deal, 2014
  • Continuity and change: understanding race in southern political development, Politics, Groups, and Identities, 2013
  • “Walk With Me In White”: Autonomy in a Herrenvolk Democracy, Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 2011
  • Resistance, Rebirth, and Redemption: The Rhetoric of White Supremacy in Post-Civil War Louisiana, Historical Reflections/R\'eflexions Historiques, 2009
  • How was Race Constructed in the New South?, Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 2008
  • State Power, Hegemony and Political Memory: Lotman and Gramsci, Lotman and Cultural Studies: Encounters and Extensions, 2006
  • Gender and the Politics of the Household in Reconstruction Louisiana, 1865--1878, Gender and slave emancipation in the Atlantic world, 2005
  • Association for Political Theory
  • American Political Science Association
  • Western Political Science Association
  • Southern Political Science Association
  • Urban History Association
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Political Theory