Bard College Appoints Political Theorist Mie Inouye to Tenure Track Faculty Position in Political Studies ProgramBard College is pleased to announce the appointment of Mie Inouye to a tenure track faculty position with the Bard Political Studies Program, effective fall 2021. A joint PhD candidate in political science and religious studies at Yale University, Inouye is a political theorist and organizer who studies theories of political action in twentieth-century U.S. social movements. Her scholarship investigates the ways that institutions shape people’s understandings of themselves and the social world, and the practices that allow racially and economically oppressed people to develop and exercise agency.
About Mie Inouye
In her dissertation, Antinomies of Organizing, Mie Inouye takes the praxis of political organizers as a source of political theory. She presents a dilemma that social movement organizers have faced in their pursuit of more democratic institutions: How can people constituted as political subjects by oppressive institutions develop the capacity to resist and transform those institutions? Drawing on histories, biographies, and her own archival research, she reconstructs the answers that four influential twentieth-century American organizers – William Z. Foster, Saul Alinsky, Myles Horton, and Ella Baker – offered to this question. She argues that the American organizing tradition offers democratic theory important insights into the modes, ends, and spheres of democratic participation.
Inouye is committed to engaged scholarship and has written on topics related to her research in Jacobin Magazine and The Forge. She holds a BA from Tufts University and an MA from the University of Toronto and is a joint PhD candidate in political science and religious studies at Yale University.
About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1,000 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; eight early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 161-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal arts education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.
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