Cynthia Halpern

Professor Cynthia HalpernAssociate Professor of Political Science
Office: Trotter 305
Phone: 610.328.8689
Email: chalper1@swarthmore.edu
Profile at the Department of Political Science

Associate Professor, teaches political theory in the Department of Political Science. She has published Suffering: The Pathos of Power in Time in Modern Bodies Politic (SUNY Press, 2002) and is currently working on a book entitled Between Faith and Liberty: Suffering, Violence, and Identity in Modern Religion and Politics. Professor Halpern teaches Ancient and Modern Political Theory, including an honors seminar in the latter that interrogates the modern age from the perspective of its rise, critique and collapse. Her current work focuses on Nietzsche, Deleuze, and Levinas, as well as on the question of suffering in postmodern historiography, philosophy, and politics. Professor Halpern co-taught the IT capstone with Jean-Vincent Blanchard in 2006.