Matt Whitt

Postdoctoral Fellow, Thompson Writing Program

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Emerging Network

My research examines how political communities constitute themselves, and identify their members, in opposition to persons that they exclude or marginalize. As a political philosopher, I am most interested in the norms and ideals invoked to justify these acts. In terms of concrete practices, I examine incarceration, felon disenfranchisement, and the criminalization of undocumented immigrants.

Projects

Emerging Networks
2015-2016

Highlights

Philosopher Matt Whitt Wins Excellence in Teaching Writing Award
-- May 4 2016
First-year students come to Duke filled with ideas. The Thompson Writing Program is designed to help them express those ideas.  Program director Kristen Neuschel says few instructors do it as well as... Read More