Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator



David W. McIvor received his BA in Political Science at Western Washington University and his MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. His primary research interests are in contemporary political theory and democratic theory with a particular focus on critical theory psychoanalytic theory and deliberative democratic theory and practice. Dr. McIvor has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals including Political Theory, The James Baldwin Review, Constellations, Polity, and Contemporary Political Theory. He was also a co-editor of Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology published by the Kettering Foundation. Dr. McIvor's first book, entitlted Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss, was published by Cornell University Press in 2016.Dr. McIvor teaches courses in political theory at both the graduate and undergraduate level.


  • POLS 729 (Environmental Political Theories)