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Political Science Department

College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Teena Gabrielson

Associate Professor · History of Political Thought, Environmental Political Theory, American Political Thought and Citizenship Studies

Political Science Department Head

Ph.D. - University of California, Davis

Office Hours: T 12:30-1:30, W 10:00-12:00 · Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Teena's research interests include American political thought and contemporary environmental political thought with a focus on conceptions of citizenship and the normative and strategic implications that stem from adopting a particular understanding. Currently, Teena is working on a new project that adopts the "normalized toxic body" as an entry point for theorizing core political concepts such as autonomy, agency and inclusion in contemporary political life. Her work has appeared in American Journal of Political Science, Citizenship Studies, Environmental Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Theory & Event and elsewhere.

Teaching Interests

Teena teaches modern and contemporary political philosophy, American Political Thought, Environmental Justice, Classics in Environmental Thought, and a seminar entitled Theories and Practices of Citizenship. She has received several awards of excellence for her teaching from the University of California, Davis, Southwestern University and the University of Wyoming.  

Courses Taught

POLS 2460 - Introduction to Political Philosophy

POLS 3600 - American Political Thought

POLS 4650 - Modern Political Thought

POLS 4710/5710 - Environmental Justice

POLS 4710/5710 - Classics in Environmental Thought

POLS 4810 - Seminar: Theories & Practices of Citizenship

POLS 4810/5810 - Seminar: Contemporary Political Philosophy

Little Known Facts About Teena

Teena was born and raised in Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree from Macalester College and moved to Northern California where she earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Davis. Despite the spring, or late winter, Teena loves Wyoming weather.


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