I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and an Associate of The John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs at Southern Methodist University. Before coming to SMU, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Political Theory Project at Brown University.
I have research interests in political theory, the history of political thought, liberalism (French and Anglo-American), political economy, and citizenship, focusing on political inclusion and exclusion and the history of "the social question." My book manuscript, Capacity for Democracy: French Liberalism and The Language of Citizenship, is a conceptual history and political theory of political capacity (capacité politique), a concept originally championed as an alternative to democratic rights but that I argue came to support a more democratic French liberalism. My work has been published in Polity, The Review of Politics, and Modern Intellectual History.
I hold a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University (2016) and an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, Annapolis (2010).
You can contact me at genglert at smu dot edu or follow me on Twitter.