Jack Turner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. He specializes in American political thought, critical race theory, democratic theory, and liberalism and its critics. He is the author of Awakening to Race: Individualism and Social Consciousness in America (University of Chicago Press, 2012). With Melvin L. Rogers, he co-edited African American Political Thought: A Collected History (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming in September 2020). His articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals, including Political Theory, Raritan, Modern Intellectual History, and Polity. He currently sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Politics and American Political Thought, and has previously sat on the editorial boards of American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. He is writing a new book entitled Existential Democracy: Death and Politics in Walt Whitman.