Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Margaret Kohn is a professor of political theory at the University of Toronto. Her primary research interests are in the areas of critical theory, global justice, and urbanism. Her most recent book The Death and Life of the Urban Commonwealth was published by Oxford University Press (2016). It won the David Easton Award for Best Book in Political Theory and the Judd Award for Best Book in Urban and Local Politics. 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, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Politics, Polity, Dissent, Constellations, Theory & Event, and Philosophy and Social Criticism.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Education

  • 2000 
    Cornell University, PhD / Government