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About Robert W. Glover

Robert W. Glover is an Assistant Professor of Honors and Political Science, a joint appointment in the Honors College and the Department of Political Science at the University of Maine. His research focuses generally on democratic theory, political engagement, and the politics of immigration. His recent published research includes “Choice, Power and Perspective: The Neglected Question of who Initiates Engaged Campus-Community Partnerships” (with Linda Silka in Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement), “Games without Frontiers?: Democratic Engagement, Agonistic Pluralism, and the Question of Exclusion” (in Philosophy and Social Criticism), “Ditching the Script: Moving Beyond Automatic Thinking in Introductory Political Science Courses” (in The Journal of Political Science Education), “Radically Rethinking Citizenship: Disaggregation, Agonistic Pluralism, and the Politics of Immigration in the United States” (in Political Studies). He has also contributed numerous chapters to edited volumes. Professor Glover recently co-edited a book (with Daniel Tagliarina) on teaching and learning in political science, entitled Teaching Politics Beyond the Book: Film, Texts, and New Media in the Classroom (Continuum/Bloomsbury Press). He contributes a chapter to the volume, entitled, “Critical Pedagogy in Hard Times: Utopian Socialist Thought as a Means for Rethinking Capitalism within the Classroom.” In addition, he is in the process of finishing a book manuscript examining the contemporary politics of immigration in the United States entitled Citizenship Unhinged: Exploring the Potential of Agonistic Citizenship.
He is a winner of the the 2014 Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence, an honor given annually by Maine Campus Compact to three college educators who make “public service an integral part of their teaching.” In 2009, he was awarded the Northeastern Political Science Association/McWilliams Prize for Best Political Theory Paper. In addition, his dissertation was nominated for the American Political Science Association Leo Strauss Award, awarded annually for the best dissertation in political theory. Prior to coming to the University of Maine, Professor Glover was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the interdisciplinary Justice Studies program at James Madison University.


Present Assistant Professor of Honors and Political Science, University of Maine Department of Political Science

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Dept. of Political Science
5754 North Stevens Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5754

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