994-Calling! Series on Monday, Sept. 27, 4-5 p.m. - Sara Rushing
- Monday, September 27, 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Strand Union Building, #235 AND via WebEx - view map
We have an exciting slate of MSU researchers lined up for 2021-2022. During these sessions, we ask our speakers to "tell their story" -- which usually includes some fun background, where they trained, how they came to MSU, and a few key highlights on their research and scholarship. We will be hosting one presentation per month, and our September 994-Calling will present Sara Rushing, Associate Professor of Political Science.
Dr. Rushing has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD from UC Berkeley. She is a political theorist who specializes in feminist and democratic theory, the intersection of ethics and politics, and the ways we come to understand and act on our sense of ourselves as “citizens.” Her teaching focuses on the history of Western political thought, with a particular interest in changing conceptions of freedom, community, and self-determination. Her most recent research project examined how people cultivate traits of citizenship – or develop “citizen-subjectivity” – as they navigate the mainstream medical system, when confronting moments of extreme vulnerability in childbirth, dying, and mental illness. Her book, The Virtues of Vulnerability: Humility, Autonomy, and Citizen-Subjectivity, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020, and received an Honorable Mention from the American Political Science Association’s Foundations of Political Theory Book Award committee.
Please plan to attend via WebEx: Please use this link or in-person at SUB #235 (refreshments will be served.)
- Office of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education
Mary Pat Lorente