Samuel R. Galloway

Samuel R. Galloway, PhD, teaches courses in political theory and American politics.  His courses explore topics such as protest, media, biopolitics, law, aesthetics, and ideology at the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, class, ability, and citizenship. Recent syllabi are available here.

Dr. Galloway’s research examines questions of democracy, sovereignty, and solidarity in contemporary and canonical political thought and practice. He is currently completing his first book manuscript, Cruising Politics: Affect, Assemblage, Agonism, which offers a queer critical theoretical account of how 21st century American politics is being shaped by the fleeting, anonymous, and public affairs of agonistic democrats, from Anonymous hacktivism to Black Lives Matter protest.

An article from this research is forthcoming with Theory and Event, “Queering Amor Mundi: Love, Loss, and Democratic Politics.” Additional information about Dr. Galloway’s research is available here. Works in progress and stand-alone musings are also housed on his research blog, which is available here.

In the Fall of 2020, Dr. Galloway joined the Department of Political Science at Purchase College (SUNY) as an Assistant Professor. He can be contacted through this website (here).