Undergraduate Program Director
Specialty Area: Political Theory
Office #: Coffey Hall 338
CV Link: Mayer CV 2020
Professor Mayer teaches a wide range of courses on political theory, including Political Justice, Resistance & Obligation, Modern Utopias, Dystopian Thought, and Realism. He has published articles about political violence, democratic theory, distributive justice, and Russian radical thought in Political Theory, Review of Politics, Polity, History of Political Thought, Political Studies, Social Theory & Practice, Journal of Social Philosophy, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Public Affairs Quarterly, Journal of Political Ideologies, History of European Ideas, and other journals. He is also the author of a book about the history of payday lending entitled Quick Cash: The Story of the Loan Shark (NIUP Press 2010).
PhD, Princeton University, 1989