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Faculty & Staff - Robert Glover

CLAS-Honors Preceptor and Assistant
Professor of Political Science
PhD, MA University of Connecticut
113B North Stevens
(207) 581-1880
Spring 2014 Office Hours (in 113B N. Stevens):

  • Tues. 9:00-10:45
  • Wed. 12:00-1:45 (or by appointment)

Spring 2014 Courses:

  • HON 212-Civilizations: Past, Present & Future
  • POS 307-Democratic Theory
  • POS 362-Maine Government


Robert W. Glover is the CLAS-Honors Preceptor and Assistant Professor 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 Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, EIDOS: Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, Gateways: International Journal of Community Research & Engagement,  Honors in Practice, Geopolitics, History & International Relations, PS: Political Science & Politics, TAMARA: Journal of Critical Organizational Inquiry, and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought. He has also contributed numerous chapters to edited volumes.

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

More info. on the innovative Engaged Policy Studies course sequence can be found below: 

2012-2013 Collaboration with the Town of Orono 

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