Stephen G. Engelmann, PhD
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Building & Room:
1007 W. Harrison Street
Stephen Engelmann teaches courses in the history of political and social thought and contemporary theory. Research interests include British political thought, political economy, history of the human sciences, biopolitics, and Bentham studies. His first book, Imagining Interest in Political Thought, investigates the origins of economic rationality as political rationality in the 17th through 19th centuries. A new monograph, Economic Rationality, reads post-classical economics as political theory. A draft manuscript on Darwin, J.S. Mill, and new naturalisms is under revision.
“Ending at the Beginning: Law and Political Theory in ‘Pannomial Fragments,'” in *Bentham on Democracy, Courts, and Codification,* ed. P. Schofield and X. Zhai (Cambridge, 2022), 287-314.
“Liberal Advocacy and Neoliberal Rule: On McCloskey’s Ambivalence,” in *Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History,* ed. R. Floud, S. Hejeebu, and D. Mitch (Chicago, 2017), 153-189.
“Queer Utilitarianism: Bentham and Malthus on the Threshold of Biopolitics,” *Theory & Event* 17:4 (2014).
*Jeremy Bentham: Selected Writings* (Yale, 2011).
“Theory Trouble: The Case of Biopolitical Science,” *Austrian Journal of Political Science* 39:1 (2010), 55-71.
“Facts, Values, and ‘Real’ Numbers,” with Sophia Mihic and Elizabeth Rose Wingrove, in *The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and Its Epistemological Others,* ed. George Steinmetz (Duke, 2005), 470-495.
PhD Johns Hopkins University
Research Currently in Progress
History of social science; biopolitics