Alexander H. Gourevitch Assistant Professor of Political Science

I am an assistant professor of political science in the Department of Political Science. I have been an assistant professor at McMaster University, a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Brown University's Political Theory Project, and a College Fellow at Harvard University. I received my Ph.D in political science from Columbia University in 2010.

My research interests include the history of political and economic thought; theories of freedom; work and leisure; Marxism; rights theory; republicanism; and democratic theory. I also write political commentary, for publications like Jacobin, Dissent, and Salon, and run a critical political economy blog The Current Moment

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

"Debt, Freedom, and Inequality" Philosophical Topics (forthcoming 2013, part of special issue on Inequality)

"Labor Republicanism and the Transformation of Work," Political Theory, 2013, 41:4, 591-617.

"William Manning and the Political Theory of the Dependent Classes," Modern Intellectual History, 2012, 9:2, 331-360

"Labor and Republican Liberty," Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, 2011, 18:3, 431-454

"Environmentalism – Long Live the Politics of Fear," Public Culture, 2010, 22:3, 411-424

"Are Human Rights Liberal?" Journal of Human Rights, 2009, 8:4

"National Insecurities: The New Politics of the American National Interest," in Politics Without Sovereignty: A Critique of Contemporary International Relations, eds. Philip Cunliffe, Chris Bickerton, Alex Gourevitch, London: University College London, Routledge, 2007, p. 58-76

"Neo-Wilsonianism: The Limits of American Ethical Foreign Policy," in Rethinking Ethical Foreign Policy: Pitfalls, Possibilities and Paradoxes, eds. David Chandler and Volker Heins, London: Routledge, 2006, p. 25-49