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Shanaysha Sauls

Assistant Professor
Department of Government

  • Shanaysha Furlow Sauls is an assistant professor of political theory in the Department of Government. Prior to her appointment at American University, Dr. Sauls taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She is trained in the Western tradition of political thought and in the study of change and continuity in American political institutions. The title of her current project is The Concept of Stability and the Theory of Democracy in The Federalist. Her teaching and research interests examine the concept of modernity and its effects on political thought and praxis. Her courses include Individual Freedom vs. Authority, American Political Thought, Contemporary Political Thought, Democratic Theory, Feminist Political Thought, and Race & Modernity.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Political Science Duke University
    MA, Political Science Duke University
    BA, Government & Politics University of Maryland, College Park

  • SPA - Government
  • Ward - 215

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • National Science Foundation, Division of Social Sciences Graduate Fellowship 2003-2006

Professional Presentations

  • Panelist, “Change That Counts,” University of Maryland, College Park – February, 2009
  • Invited Talk, “A Historical and Theoretical Examination of the Stable Democracy,” University of Kansas, Department of Political Science – November, 2008
  • Invited Talk, “Why Democracy is the Stability We Need,” University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Government & Politics – February, 2007
  • Presenter, “Publius’ Theory of the Stable Democracy,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago – April, 2006