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Christine DiStefano
Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Department of
Political Science
Director, NEW Leadership Puget Sound

Office: Gowen 133
(206) 543-9254
distefan@u.washington.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Christine DiStefano (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1984) is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Her primary research interests are in the areas of feminist theory and gender-related issues in political theory. Her publications include Revisioning the Political: Feminist Reconstructions of Traditional Concepts in Western Political Theory, co-edited with Nancy J. Hirschmann (Westview Press, 1996), and Configurations of Masculinity: A Feminist Perspective on Modern Political Theory (Cornell University Press, 1991). Her latest research and writing is on feminist attitudes toward ethical pluralism. Future research and writing plans include a political-theoretical assessment of "feminist desire," using the life and work of the Russian revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai as an exemplary case study. She has served on the editorial boards of Woman & Politics and Signs.

DiStefano teaches a range of courses in political theory, including modern political theory, democratic theory and philosophies of feminism.