Margaret (Peggy) Kohn

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  • Political Theory


  • MESc, Williams College
  • M.A., Cornell University
  • Ph.D., Cornell University

Margaret (Peggy) Kohn

Tri-campus Graduate Chair, Department of Political Science


Primary research interests are in the areas of the history of political thought, critical theory, social justice, and urbanism. Her most recent book The Death and Life of the Urban Commonwealth was published by Oxford University Press (2016). She is the author of Radical Space: Building the House of the People (Cornell University Press 2003), and Brave New Neighborhoods: The Privatization of Public Space (Routledge 2004) and Political Theories of Decolonization (with Keally McBride, Oxford University Press, 2011). Her articles have appeared in such journals as Political Theory, Journal of Politics, Polity, Dissent, Constellations, Theory & Event, and Philosophy and Social Criticism.

Research Interests

  • History of Political Thought
  • Critical Theory
  • Colonialism
  • Urbanism

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