B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., DePaul University.
Cavin Robinson’s interdisciplinary areas of research include early modern political thought, socioeconomic disparity, and narratology. He is interested primarily in the early modern roots of modern political sovereignty and the rational political subject. His research investigates the manner in which early modern Western narratives played a role in the formation of social norms that govern modern identity politics and continue to bolster modern socioeconomic disparity. He is currently working on a book which identifies African American slave narratives as both critiques and exemplars of early modern political philosophic work on freedom, justice, and identity formation.
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