Professor of Practice Menaka Philips


Menaka Philips

PhD, Northwestern

Professor of Practice

Office Hours : W 10-11:30, Newcomb B03A

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Research Interests

Political Thought, Democratic Theory, Feminist and Gender Studies


Menaka Philips joined the faculty of Tulane in 2013. Her research and teaching focuses on Political Theory, with concentrations in Western political thought, democratic theory, feminist and gender studies. Her current research interests include an examination of JS Mill's and Karl Marx’s writings on imperialism; a study of feminist receptions of Harriet Taylor Mill; and a book manuscript provisionally titled A Crisis of Certainty, which examines the interpretive practices surrounding scholarly investigations of liberalism. In addition to the Department of Political Science, Professor Philips holds an appointment in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program where she regularly teaches introductory courses on gender, and advanced feminist theory.

Curriculum Vitae

Tulane University, Political Science Dept, 316 Norman Mayer Bldg, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5166