Faculty Profiles

Traci Levy

Associate Professor
Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Blodgett Hall 202e

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General Information



Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (2002)

B.A., Loyola College in Maryland (1992)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

“Certificate of Participation: 2021 Teaching & Learning (Virtual) Conference.” Adelphi University. “Teaching and Learning in Uncertain Times.” April 7-8, 2021.

“Certificate of Completion: Designing Emotion: How to Use Design to Move People.” LinkedIn Learning. Completed January 28, 2021.

Online Academy: Course Development Certificate. Intensive online training from Adelphi University’s Faculty Center for Professional Excellence. Completed August 2020.

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I am a normative political philosopher who cares deeply about justice and teaching.

My research interests center around: care theory; caregiving; family, care, and education policies; feminism; educational games; game design, and disability rights. Please see my "Research Interests" tab for more. You can also see my some of my published work at ResearchGate.

I have designed two versions of a live-action roleplaying game, The Challenge and Inequality of Care, that focuses on informal caregiving in the United States in the context of our meagre care policy landscape and intense workplace pressures. I successfully ran the full version game in one of my F21 classes and the micro version of the game in another instructor's class in F22. I am looking for with instructors who would like to run one of the versions in their classes. Please reach out ot me if you are interested! Levy@adelphi.edu

I teach courses on political philosophy and on political issues. I work with pedagogy, techniques, and materials to make learning as dynamic, inclusive, and engaging as possible. Please see my "Teaching: Specialization/Interests" tab for more.

My main "home" at Adelphi is on the faculty of the Political Science Department. I am constantly inspired by my colleagues and our students. 

Between fall 2010 semester and summer 2022, I served as Director of the Gender & Sexuality Studies minor, an interdisciplinary program. (It evolved from Women's Studies to Gender Studies to its current name and program. It was my honor to oversee the transition from each of these revisions.)

I am a co-author and co-facilitator of a three-hour workshop, "Gender Bias & Title IX" (with Renaire Frierson, J.D., Adelphi's Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equity and Compliance). The workshop is part of a Diversity Certificate program for faculty, staff and administrators. Until 2021, we taught the workshop twice a semester most semesters since the fall of 2016. Beginning in 2018, we have also conducted this workshop with area public school faculty, staff, and administrators. (Due to my workload, I stepped away from co-facilitating these workshops in 2021.)

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