Torrey Shanks

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  • Political Theory


  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University

Torrey Shanks

Associate Professor


Torrey Shanks, B.A. (UC Berkeley), Ph.D. (Northwestern)
Primary research interest is in the history of political thought, feminist theory, early modern political thought, and language and politics. Current research examines rhetorics of property and possession in political critique. Author of Authority Figures: Rhetoric and Experience in John Locke’s Political Thought (2014) and articles in Political Theory and Theory and Event.

Research Interests

  • History of Political Thought
  • Early Modern Political Philosophy
  • Feminist Theory