Bard Faculty

Kevin Duong

Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Primary Academic Program: Political Studies


B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Cornell University. Publications include “The Demands of Glory: Tocqueville and Terror in Algeria,” The Review of Politics (2018); “The People as a Natural Disaster: Redemptive Violence in Jacobin Political Thought,” American Political Science Review (2017); “‘Does Democracy End in Terror?’ Transformations of Antitotalitarianism in Postwar France,” in Modern Intellectual History (2017); “What Does Queer Theory Teach Us about Intersectionality?” in Politics & Gender (2012); and occasional pieces for Jacobin and The Public Domain Review. He is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2017 Leo Strauss Award for the best dissertation in political philosophy, as well as a recipient of the Gustave Gimon Visiting Scholar Fellowship in French Political Economy at Stanford University and an Andrew Mellon and John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Political Will” Graduate Fellowship. He has presented papers at annual meetings of the Association for Political Theory, Midwest Political Science Association, and Western Political Science Association, and at conferences at Duke University, The New School, Princeton University, and Vanderbilt University. He previously served as an instructor at Cornell and Middle Tennessee State University. At Bard since 2016.


Location: Aspinwall
Office: 209