Rahman, Smita A., Ph.D.
Political Science, Asbury Hall, Room 104
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Rahman received her Ph.D in Political Science in 2007 from Johns Hopkins University. She works at the intersection of Contemporary and Comparative political theory. In particular, she is interested in exploring how foundational concepts in political theory rupture and become contested in a globalized world of difference. Her book, "Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency" which was published by Routledge in July 2014 is featured in the series "Innovations in Political Theory" and examines the role of time and memory in our understanding of contemporary politics. Professor Rahman also conducts research in the area of Muslim Political Thought, focusing on the debates around secularism and modernity in Political Islam. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Contemporary Political Theory, Theory and Event, and the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture. Her latest book project involves a study of the politics of honor, power, and subjectivity in the popular HBO show "Game of Thrones". She teaches courses in Modern, Contemporary, and Muslim Political Thought.