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Isaac D. Balbus, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Political Science


Building & Room:

1122C BSB


1007 W. Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2185

CV Download:

Issac D. Balbus CV


Fields of Interest:

Political Theory: Feminism, Psychoanalysis, Ecology, Critical Theory

Selected Publications

Governing Subjects: Introduction to the Study of Politics, Routledge, (forthcoming December 2009).

“The Psycho-Dynamics of Racial Reparations,” Psychoanalysis, Cultural & Society (9) 2004.

“Mourning the Movement,” Soundings 14 (Spring 2000), 39-52.

Emotional Rescue: The Theory and Practice of a Feminist Father. (Routledge, 1998).

Notable Honors

1974, Co-winner of the C. Wright Mills Prize, Society for the Study of Social Problems


PhD University of Chicago, 1970

Research Currently in Progress

A psychoanalytically informed study of Fundamentalism.