Althea Sircar's courses invite students into the political theory practices of close reading and text-based analysis, while also frequently engaging with scholarship across the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and physical sciences. Trained in multiple methods, Sircar's teaching draws on her current research in modern to contemporary political thought, critical theory, and phenomenology. Topical courses include the politics of race, gender, disability and colonialism; political theory approaches to environmental ethics; and South Asian political and social thought from 1850-present. Her teaching interests also include: philosophy of social science; revolutionary movements; and democratic theory.
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