Department of Political Science {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

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Katherine Gordy


Katherine Gordy

Associate Professor

Contact Info:
Office: HSS 134
Office Hours: TH 11-1 & By appointment
Phone: (415) 338-7528


Katherine Gordy teaches courses in political theory. Her specific research and teaching interests are comparative political theory (Latin American and Caribbean political thought primarily), critical theory, and theories of history and ideology.
She is the author of Living Ideology in Cuba: Socialism in Principle and Practice (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming). Her peer-reviewed articles on Cuba, ideology and Latin American political thought have appeared in the journals Postcolonial Studies, Public Culture, and Alternatives. She has also contributed to the edited volume How not to be Governed: Readings and Interpretations from a Critical Anarchist Left (Lexington, 2011) and authored various book and documentary reviews.
Gordy received her Ph.D. from Cornell University’s Department of Government. Before coming to SFSU, she taught at Franklin and Marshall College, the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School and the Center for Worker Education, City College of New York. She was born and raised in New York City.
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