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Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (2002)
B.A., Loyola College in Maryland (1992)

Recent Courses

Ancient & Medieval Political Theory In The Western World
Family And Sexuality In Political Theory
Seminar Political Theory

Personal Statement

My main "home" at Adelphi is on the faculty of the Political Science Department. For more about the department, see: http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/pol/

Adelphi has a Collaboration Project--an open, inclusive, and diverse group that works to engage ALL campus constituents around issues of social justice and community building. I have been involved in Adelphi's Collaboration Project since 2007. During the fall 2010 semester, I served as coordinator. I also served as coordinator for the "End Gendered Violence" initiative of the Collaboration Project during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters. For more information about the Collaboration Project, see: http://events.adelphi.edu/collaborationproject/

Since the fall 2010 semester, I have served as Director of the Gender Studies minor. For more information about the program, see:

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Political philosophy from ancient to contemporary, politics of the family, feminist theory, politics and literature, gender and international relations, diversity, and Gender Studies.

Research Interests

The family in contemporary political theory and political discourse, feminist theory, a public ethic of care, politics of rights, politics and literature, and disability studies

Book Chapters

Levy, Traci. (2013). Families as Relationships of Intimacy and Care. In Daniel Engster and Tamara Metz (Eds.). Justice, Politics, and the Family. (pp. 42-58). Paradigm Publishers.

Refereed Articles

Levy, Traci and Elizabeth Palley (2010), Education, Needs, and a Feminist Ethic of Care: Lessons from Discomfort with Academic Giftedness. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, 17 (1), 80-110..

Levy, Traci (2006), "The Relational Self and the Right to Give Care". New Political Science, 28, No. 4:, 547-570..

Levy, Traci (2005), "At the Intersection of Intimacy and Care: Redefining 'Family' through the Lens of a Public Ethic of Care". Politics & Gender, 1, No. 1, 65-95..

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Levy, Traci and Deborah Little (2012). Who Cares: Integrating Disability Experiences into Care Theory. In Western Political Science Association. Portland, Oregon.

Levy, Traci (2011). Panel Discussant for "Markets, States, Rights and Families: A Politics of Care in a Global Age". In Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Seattle, Washington.

Little, Deborah and Traci Levy (2010). "Care and Disability: Issues of Power and Voice". In 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Disability Studies. Philadelphia, PA.

Levy, Traci & Deborah Little (2008). Paper presented: “Who Cares and Other Tensions between a Public Ethic of Care and Disability Studies". In 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Boston, Massachusetts.

Gray, Margaret and Traci Levy (2008). Paper presented: "Transnational Workers, Inequality, and Household Structure". In 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Boston, Massachusetts.

Levy, Traci and Deborah Little (2008). "Personal Assistant? Caregiver? A Dialogue between Disability Studies & Care Theory". In Paper Presented at the Society for Disability Studies. New York City.

Levy, Traci & Elizabeth Palley (2007). Presented paper: "U.S. Education Policy: Liberal Inadequacies and the Care Alternative". In Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work Conference: "Celebrating a Tradition of Caring". New York, New York.

Levy, Traci & Elizabeth Palley (2007). Presented paper: ""A Public Ethic of Care, Gifted Education, and No Child Left Behind". In Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association. Las Vegas, Nevada.

(2006). Discussant: Gender, Religion, & Ethnicity Panel. In Northeastern Political Science Association. Boston, Massachusetts.

(2006). Workshop Participant: Assessment and Learning Outcomes, TracK I. In American Political Science Association, Teaching & Learning Conference. Washington, D.C., February 18-20, 2006.

(2004). "Theorizing Caregiver Rights". In Northeastern Political Science Association. Boston, Massachusetts.

(2004). "The Care-Rights Oxymoron: The Viability and Implications of a Right to Give Care". In 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Chicago.

Honors and Accomplishments

"Teaching Excellence Award" for non-tenured faculty, from Adelphi University, 2005-2006

"Academic Advisor Recognition Award" from the Adelphi University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, May 2006

“Women’s Recognition Dinner Faculty Award” (one of two given) for “Outstanding Service, Leadership, and Commitment to Excellence,” from the Adelphi Student Government Association and Center for Student Involvement, March 2008.

"Distinguished Faculty Excellence Award" from the Senior Class of 2006, November 2005

Award recipient, Women's Recognition Dinner hosted by Adelphi's Student Government Association, March 2004 and March 2005

Professional Activities

Member, American Political Science Association (APSA), 1999 to present

Member of following APSA sections: Foundations of Political Theory,
Women and Politics, and Politics, Literature, and Film

Member, Western Political Science Association, 2007-present

Member, Society for Disability Studies, 2008-2010.