• Bio:

    Leonard Feldman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. At Hunter he is a member of the Human Rights Program Faculty and a Roosevelt House Faculty Associate. His research and teaching are in contemporary political theory. He is the author of Citizens Without Shelter: Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion (Cornell University Press, 2004), which critically examines the criminalization of homelessness. His articles, on police violence, emergency powers, and Locke’s theory of prerogative, have appeared in such journals as Political Theory, Law, Culture and the Humanities and Theory & Event, as well as in several edited volumes. He currently serves as the Associate Editor for Political Theory of the journal Polity.

  • Recent Publications:
    • “Police Violence and the Legal Temporalities of Immunity,” Theory & Event 20:2 (April 2017).
    • “Police Reform and Neoliberalism,” in Sanford Schram and Marianna Pavlovskaya, eds., Rethinking Neoliberalism (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).
    • “Eminent Domain and the Rhetorical Construction of Sovereign Necessity.” Co-authored with Daniel Skinner. Law, Culture and the Humanities 11:3 (October 2015): 393-413.
    • “Necessity,” in Michael Gibbons, ed., Encyclopedia of Political Thought (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014): 2539–2543.
  • Research Areas: Policing, Political Theory