Political Science

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David Leitch

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Full-time Faculty
Email:
Phone:
(818) 677-5925
Office location:
ST 221

Biography

Education

  • UCSD, Ph.D., Political science, 2008
  • UCSD, MA, Political science, 2002
  • Oberlin College, BA, Politics

Courses Taught

  • POLS 350 – Great Questions in Politics
  • POLS 450 – Jurisprudence
  • POLS 471D – Proseminar in Political Theory (Liberalism and its Critics) 

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Billfinger, ‘Blackfellows,’ and Forty-Niners: Travel and Judgment in Mark Twain,” Polity 42, 4 (October 2010): 483-510 (doi:10.1057/pol.2010.11)

“Vygotsky, Consciousness, and the German Psycholinguistic Tradition,” Mind, Culture, and Activity 18 (4): 305-318 (doi: 10.1080/10749031003713815)

Research and Interests

 Political theory, public law, politics and interpretation, liberalism, multiculturalism, literary theory