Jack Turner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. He specializes in American political thought, critical race theory, and democratic theory. He is the author of Awakening to Race: Individualism and Social Consciousness in America (University of Chicago Press, 2012). With Melvin L. Rogers, he is editing African American Political Thought: A Collected History (Under contract, University of Chicago Press). His articles have appeared in many journals, including Political Theory, Raritan, Modern Intellectual History, and Polity. He sits on the editorial boards of American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. His most recent study is “Douglass and Political Judgment: The Post-Reconstruction Years,” in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass, edited by Neil Roberts (University Press of Kentucky, 2018). He is writing a new book entitled Existential Democracy: Death and Politics in Walt Whitman.