Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, American University

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is currently Professor of International Relations and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, DC. He is presently the Series Editor of the University of Michigan Press' book series Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics.  Jackson's research interests include culture and agency, international relations theory (particularly the intersection of realism and constructivism), scientific methodology, the role of rhetoric in public life, civilizations in world politics, the sociology of academic knowledge, science fiction, and the formation of subjectivity both in the classroom and in the broader social sphere.  in the 2018 Summer School, Professor Jackson will be teaching a new course on relational social science.