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Hari Ramesh

Assistant Professor of Government


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BA Williams College
MA Yale University
MPHIL Yale University
PHD Yale University

Hari Ramesh

Hari Ramesh is a political theorist with research and teaching interests in democratic theory, histories and theories of social oppression, the intersections of South Asian, Afro-modern, and American political thought, and the relationship between empirical social science and political theory. His current book project draws insights from John Dewey, B.R. Ambedkar, and Brown v. Board of Education in order to offer an original account of the compatibility of coercive state action with a radical vision of democracy.

Hari's peer-reviewed research has appeared in or is forthcoming in Political TheoryModern Intellectual History, and History of the Present. His public writing has been published in Boston Review and Dissent. Prior to arriving at Wesleyan, Hari was a College Fellow in Social Studies at Harvard University. 

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Fall 2021
GOVT 159 - 01
The Moral Basis of Politics

GOVT 159F - 01
Moral Basis of Politics (FYS)

Spring 2022
GOVT 339 - 01
Contemporary Political Theory

GOVT 395 - 01
Caste, Race, and Democracy