I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at SUNY Plattsburgh, where I teach courses on political theory and the politics of race and gender. My research interests include modern and contemporary political theory, feminist thought, Black political thought, political theories of work, labor, and neoliberalism, and the politics of emotion and affect. Please see here for more on my research projects, and here for more about my teaching and pedagogy.

Before joining Plattsburgh, I was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Beloit College. In June 2016, I completed my Ph.D. in Political Science (political theory) at the The Graduate Center, CUNY, where I also completed the Women’s Studies Certificate Program. During my time at CUNY, I was a Fellow at the Center for Global Ethics and Politics at The Graduate Center, and 2014-15 I was a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at Hunter College.

Additionally, I am a co-founder and co-host of the Always Already Podcast, a mostly-defunct critical theory and political theory podcast, and of the Not Quite Great Books TV podcast, which is a fluctuating mixture of television criticism and political theory.

Black and white photo of John McMahon, speaking at a podium, with a PowerPoint slide entitled (BLM, Universality, and Freedom) projected on the screen behind him.

photo by Sydni Reubin