a1 Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Lawrie Balfour and Robert Gooding-Williams have given us powerful new works of scholarship on the political thought of W. E. B. Du Bois. Not only do these publications enrich the field of Du Bois scholarship, they exemplify the exciting possibilities at the intersection of political theory and race politics.
(Online publication October 24 2011)
Cristina Beltrán is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Specializing in democratic theory, feminist theory, American political thought, and contemporary Latino politics, her research centers on questions of membership, identity, inequality, and the way in which these forces shape deliberation and participation in the public sphere. She has published articles and chapters on a variety of topics including: mestizaje and the feminist theory of Gloria Anzaldúa, democratic spectacle in the poetry of Walt Whitman, and an analysis of double-consciousness through the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Her book, The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity (2010) draws upon political, feminist, and cultural theory to explore the various ways that Latinos in the United States construct themselves as political subjects. She is currently writing a book on Latino conservatives provisionally titled Latino Conservatives: Racial Shame, Racial Success, and the Politics of Transformation.