Sophia Mihic
Political Science
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5652
Political Theory, Anglo-Analytic and Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory, “Race,” Class, and the Politics of the Legal Order, The History of Political Thought
Courses Taught
ZHON 193 – Honors Introduction to the Social Sciences
PSCI 216 – American National Government
PSCI/PHIL 390 – Classical Political Theory
PSCI/PHIL 390 Modern Political Theory
PSCI 392 – WIP: Contemporary Political Theory
PHIL 345 – Social and Political Philosophy
PSCI 382/PHIL 382 – Marx Seminar
PHIL 389 – Foucault Seminar
PHIL 387 – Arendt Seminar
PSCI 401 – Classics of Political Science
PSCI 491 – Arendt Seminar
Research Interests
Dr. Mihic’s research and teaching focuses on the philosophy of interpretive inquiry in the social sciences, the work of Hannah Arendt, and the structural grounds of order and identity politics in 20th and now 21st century democracies. She also teaches and writes on the history of political thought, literature and political theory and the politics of the legal order. She was a fellow at the Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy, Rutgers University—where she was awarded a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation—and a fellow at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois at Urbana.

Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2000

M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1993

B.A., Political Science, University of Florida 1982

Selected Publications

“‘the end was in the beginning’: Melville, Ellison and the Democratic Death of Progress in Typee,” Jason Frank, ed. The Political Companion to Herman Melville, University of Kentucky Press, January 2014

“Interpretation, Political Theory, and the Hegemony of Normative Theorizing,” Becoming Plural: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly, Alan Finlayson, ed., Routledge, October 2009

“Facts, Values and ‘Real’ Numbers: Making Sense In and Of Political Science,” with Stephen G. Engelmann and Elizabeth Rose Wingrove, The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and Its Epistemological Others, George Steinmetz, ed., Duke University Press, 2005

“Neoliberalism and the Jurisprudence of Privacy: An Experiment in Feminist Theorizing,” Feminist Theory, 9(2), August 2008

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