Dr. Angela D. Ledford
Angela D. Ledford received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. She specializes in contemporary
political theory (particularly gender theory and transnational social movements and collective violence). She teaches courses
primarily in democratic theory, feminist theory, modern political thought, and race and class in America. Dr. Ledford has published
articles on topics such as the movement to relocate the Confederate flag in South Carolina and the relationship between political
representation and social class. Her first book, Group Representation, Feminist Theory, and the Promise of Justice, was published in
2012 and makes the case for alternative electoral arrangements to increase the representation of women and minorities in America. In her current project, she argues that desire (rather than being "natural or biological") is powerful and deeply internalized, yet ultimately constructed. Her argument traces the emergence of a highly bifurcated sex binary and reformed racial hierarchy in the mid-to late 19th century and makes the case that these are instrumental and necessary forces that propelled the rise and expansion of industrial capitalism in the west.
Dr. Ledford is Professor of Political Science at The College of Saint Rose.
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