Dr. Patrick Giamario
Patrick Giamario is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. Patrick is a political theorist whose research and teaching focus on contemporary democratic theory, critical theory, the history of political thought, and aesthetics. He is currently completing his first book project, The Politics of Laughter, which turns to Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Theodor Adorno, and Ralph Ellison to illuminate how experiences of laughter shape our shared political life. Patrick is the author of articles published in Political Research Quarterly and Angelaki as well as of a book review in Contemporary Political Theory. Prior to coming to UNCG, Patrick was graduate fellow in the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and the Project on American Pluralism at Johns Hopkins.