Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professional Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Issues of inequality and justice; American political thought; U.S. republicanism, alternative visions of the American Dream; Abraham Lincoln; Progressivism
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: American Politics and Political theory.
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Introduction to Political Science, U.S. Politics, Contemporary Political Thought, Elections and Democracy, U.S. Constitutional Law, and HBO's "The Wire":The Politics of U.S. Urban Inequality
Education: BS, Georgetown University; PhD, University of Minnesota
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Michael J. Illuzzi. 2014. “Lincoln’s “Race of Life” Is Not the
American Dream of Equal Opportunity,” American Political Thought: A Journal
of Ideas, Institutions and Culture 3 (Fall): 228-253.
“Equality,” The Encyclopedia of Political Thought,
ed., Michael T. Gibbons, Diana Coole, Elisabeth Ellis, and Kennan Ferguson
(Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).
Lawrence R. Jacobs and Michael Illuzzi. 2004. “In the Shadow
of 9/11: Health Care Reform in the 2004 Presidential Election,” The Journal
of Law, Medicine & Ethics 32(3)(Fall): 454-460.
I studied for a year at the University of Florence and lived a year in Turin, Italy. I also worked for two years conducting education research at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C.
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