Faculty & Staff - Robert Glover
| CLAS Honors Preceptor in Political Science
PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Connecticut
BA, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
113B North Stevens
(207) 581-1880Spring 2013 Office Hours:
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Robert W. Glover is the CLAS-Honors Preceptor of Political Science, a joint appointment in the Honors College and the Department of Political Science at the University of Maine. His research focuses generally on democratic theory, political engagement, and the politics of immigration.
His recent published research includes “Games without Frontiers?: Democratic Engagement, Agonistic Pluralism, and the Question of Exclusion” (in Philosophy and Social Criticism), “Ditching the Script: Moving Beyond Automatic Thinking in Introductory Political Science Courses” (in The Journal of Political Science Education), “Radically Rethinking Citizenship: Disaggregation, Agonistic Pluralism, and the Politics of Immigration in the United States” (in Political Studies).
He has also published in PS: Political Science & Politics, Honors in Practice, Geopolitics, History & International Relations, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, EIDOS: Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought.
Professor Glover recently co-edited a book (with Daniel Tagliarina) on teaching and learning in political science, entitled Teaching Politics Beyond the Book: Film, Texts, and New Media in the Classroom (Continuum/Bloomsbury Press). He contributes a chapter to the volume, entitled, “Critical Pedagogy in Hard Times: Utopian Socialist Thought as a Means for Rethinking Capitalism within the Classroom.” In addition, he is in the process of finishing a book manuscript examining the contemporary politics of immigration in the United States entitled Citizenship Unhinged: Exploring the Potential of Agonistic Citizenship.
Prior to coming to the University of Maine, Professor Glover was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the interdisciplinary Justice Studies program at James Madison University. He is the winner of the 2009 Northeastern Political Science Association/McWilliams Prize for Best Political Theory Paper. In addition, his dissertation was nominated for the American Political Science Association Leo Strauss Award, awarded annually for the best dissertation in political theory.
- “Games without Frontiers: Democratic Engagement, Agonistic Pluralism, and the Question of Exclusion” in Philosophy & Social Criticism, 2012.
- “Ditching the Script: Moving Beyond Automatic Thinking in Introductory Political Science Courses” in The Journal of Political Science Education, 2012.
- “Radically Rethinking Citizenship: Disaggregation, Agonistic Pluraism and the Politics of Immigration in the United States” in Political Studies, 2011.
- ”The Theorist and The Practitioner: Linking the Securitization of Migration to Activist Counter-Narratives” in Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 2011.
Engaged Policy Studies
This collaborative study examined university and community perceptions of Orono as a college town. Students worked with Orono Town Planner Evan Richert and Orono Town Manager Sophie Wilson to design a survey that was distributed to university staff, faculty, and students as well as Orono residents. In addition, they conducted focus group interviews with university staff and administrators as well as local business-owners and merchants in the Orono Village Association. The study suggests a number of “next steps” which the university and town could take together in the relatively near term (with existing assets) to address some of the areas which university and community stakeholders both found to be lacking. The link above will take you to research reports and presentations produced by the project.
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