Jacqueline Stevens

Jacqueline Stevens is a Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and Director of the Deportation Research Clinic at Northwestern. In 2013-2014, she was a Guggenheim Fellow. She received her AB from Smith College and PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Her research spans from antiquity to the modern day, analyzing the political theories and practices of membership throughout human existence. Some of her primary focus areas are political theories of membership, deportation, citizenship, deconstruction, rule of law, and forensic intelligence. She specializes in the regions of the United States and the Middle East and also addresses issues from a feminist or LGBTQ-cognizant standpoint.

Representative Publications

“U.S. Government Unlawfully Detaining and Deporting U.S. Citizens as Aliens,” Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law, 18.3, 2011

“The Reasonableness of John Locke’s Majority: Property Rights, Consent, and Resistance in the Second Treatise,” Political Theory 24(3) (August 1996): 423-463

“Pregnancy Envy and the Politics of Compensatory Masculinities.” Gender and Politics 1 (2006): 265-296

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