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 & Anglo-American), political economy, and citizenship, focusing on themes of political inclusion and exclusion and the history of "the social question." My book manuscript, Democracy Deferred: French Liberalism and The Capacity for Citizenship, is a conceptual history and political theory of political capacity (capacité politique) as it was used by post-revolutionary French liberals. Capacity was liberals' collective response to the progress of democracy. The concept was originally championed as an alternative to democratic demands to extend political rights, but as I argue, was later used 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 and follow me on Twitter.