Dr. Claire Rasmussen
Associate Professor and Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Political Science and International Relations
460 Smith Hall
Phone: (302) 831-1936
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Claire Rasmussen, PhD (University of Washington, 2003) joined the Department in 2003. She specializes in late modern and contemporary continental political and social theory. Her research examines the political and cultural construction of identity. Her current project is an examination of the relationship between marriage and the liberal state. She teaches in the areas of political theory and public law. Professor Rasmussen currently serves as director of Sexualities and Gender Studies at UD and interim director of graduate studies in the department during 2013-14.
'The Rationality of Empowerment: Microcredit, Primitive Accumulation, and the Gendered Economy.' Signs: A Journal of Women and Culture. With Catherine Keating and Pooja Rishi, 2010.
'Animal Husbandry: Geography, Political Theory and Bestality.' Society and Space. With Michael Brown, 2009.
'Theoretical Perspectives,' in Women and Politics Around the World edited by Joyce Gelb and Marian Palley. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2009.
'We're no metrosexuals: identity and place in the struggle over gay marriage.' Social & Political Geography, November/December 2006.