Marek Steedman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Political Science, International Development and International Affairs

My research is in American political thought and American political development, with a focus on race, the US south, and the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
I teach the history of political thought, ancient to the present, and direct undergraduate research in all conceptual or historical areas of the field of political theory.
I also direct projects related to voting rights and electoral reform, and New Orleans studies.



Jim Crow Citizenship: Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy (Routledge, 2012)

Articles and Book Chapters
“Demagogues and the Demon Drink: Newspapers and the Revival of Prohibition in Georgia,” in Statebuilding From the Margins: Between Reconstruction and the New Deal, Carol J. Nackenoff and Julie Novkov, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.

“Continuity and Change: Understanding Race in Southern Political Development,” Politics, Groups, and Identities, volume 1, issue 2, 2013.

“‘Walk with Me in White’: Autonomy in a Herrenvolk Democracy (Atlanta, 1880-1910),” Du Bois Review volume 8, no. 2, fall 2011.

“Resistance, Rebirth, and Redemption: The Rhetoric of White Supremacy in Post-Civil War Louisiana,” in “Rights and Practices of Modern Resistance,” Historical Reflections /Réflexions Historiques volume 35, no. 1, spring 2009.

“How Was Race Constructed in the New South?,” Du Bois Review volume 5, no. 1, spring 2008.

“State Power, Hegemony and Political Memory: Lotman and Gramsci,” in Amy Mandleker and Andreas Schonle eds., Lotman and Cultural Studies: Encounters and Extensions University of Wisconsin 2006.

“Gender and the Politics of the Household in Reconstruction Louisiana, 1865-1879,” in Diana Paton and Pamela Scully, eds., Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World Duke University Press, 2005.