Area of Study
Email Address
Kirner-Johnson 112

Joel Winkelman's current research project explores the relationship between the work ethic and democracy in the political thought of the Progressive Era United States. He teaches courses in political theory and a course on democracy and the workplace. Winkelman's writing has been published by The Review of Politics and Polity. He completed his doctorate in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Political Theory
American Political Thought
Interpreting American Environment
Political Theory and the Environment
Capitalism, Democracy, and the Workplace

Selected Publications

“A Working Democracy: Jane Addams and the Meaning of Work.” Review of Politics, 75 (summer 2013), 357–382.
“Herbert Croly on Work and Democracy.” Polity, 44 (January 2012), 82–105.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Political Theory
American Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Hendrix College

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