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

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Katherine A. Gordy


Katherine Gordy

Associate Professor

Contact Info:
Office: HSS 134
Office Hours:No office hour for fall 2015
Phone: (415) 338-7528


Katherine A. Gordy teaches courses in political theory. Her specific research and teaching interests include comparative political theory (Latin American and Caribbean political thought primarily), critical theory, and theories of history and ideology.
Her book Living Ideology in Cuba: Socialism in Principle and Practice (University of Michigan Press, 2015) examines the negotiations over the meaning of Cuban socialism in Cuba. 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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