Michael Gorup

Assistant Professor of Political Science - Political Science - Social Sciences

Michael Gorup
  • Phone: (941) 487-4297
  • Email: mgorup@ncf.edu
  • Office Location: PME 220
  • Mail Location: SSC 102

Ph.D. in Government, Cornell University, 2018
M.A. in Politics, New School for Social Research, 2010
B.A. in Philosophy, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, 2009


Academic/Research Interests

Michael Gorup’s research and teaching span the history of political thought, democratic theory, American political and constitutional development, and the politics of race and ethnicity. His current research project examines how and why the language of popular sovereignty has been mobilized to both entrench and contest racial hierarchy across the history of American political thought. Prior to joining the New College faculty he taught in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Democratic Theory
  • Freedom and Slavery in Political Thought
  • U.S. Constitutional Law I: Structures and Powers of Government
  • U.S. Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Liberties

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles:
Book Reviews:
    • 2020 “Compromise and the American Founding: The Quest for the People’s Two Bodies by Alin Fumurescu, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019,” Perspectives on Politics
    • 2019 “Empire of the People: Settler Colonialism and the Foundations of Modern Democratic Thought by Adam Dahl. Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, 2018,” Political Science Quarterly

Link to my personal webpage:  https://ncf.academia.edu/MichaelGorup