Kevin Duong

Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Kevin Duong
Office: Aspinwall 209
Phone: 845-752-4612
E-mail: kduong@bard.edu

Teaching and Research Interests: The history of political thought, especially 19th and 20th century France; revolution and violence; modern social theory; feminist political thought; historiography.

Kevin Duong has been at Bard since 2016. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University and his M.A. in Social Science from the University of Chicago. His research focuses on democracy and political violence, with an area focus on modern French political thought and European intellectual history. He is currently working on a book manuscript that traces how revolutionary violence by “the people” offered a vocabulary of social regeneration during and after the French Revolution. His research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Gustave Gimon Collection at Stanford, among others. At Bard, he teaches classes on the history of political thought, gender and sexuality, and on various topics in modern intellectual history and European political development.

Recent publications:
- “‘Does Democracy End in Terror?’ Transformations of Antitotalitarianism in Postwar France,” Modern Intellectual History (forthcoming)
-  “What Does Queer Theory Teach Us About Intersectionality?” Politics & Gender 8, no. 3 (2012): 370-386.