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William Corlett Jr

Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 176


B.A., Allegheny College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Professor Corlett’s writing and research focus on building inclusive communities by confronting the problem of poverty. His books Community Without Unity: A Politics of Derridian Extravagance (Duke University Press, 1989, 1993) and Class Action: Reading Labor, Theory, and Value (Cornell University Press, 1998) reflect a longstanding commitment to social justice and economic democracy. His teaching fields include history of political thought and contemporary theory and activism. He is the winner of the 2006 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.