Marek D. Steedman

Marek D. Steedman is Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. He received a PhD in political theory from the University of Michigan in 2003. Steedman’s research focuses on the relation between race and the liberal and republican traditions in American political thought. Focusing on the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, he is particularly interested in the challenges posed by modernity to both social hierarchies and traditional conceptions of citizenship. He is the author of Jim Crow Citizenship: Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy (Routledge, 2012), and “Gender and the Politics of the Household in Reconstruction Louisiana, 1865-1879,” in Diana Paton and Pamela Scully, eds., Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World (Duke U. P., 2005). Articles by Steedman have also appeared in Du Bois ReviewHistorical Reflections, and Poroi.

He serves on the executive board of the New Orleans Research Collaborative.


Hattiesburg, MS, USA



University of Southern Mississippi


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