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Nicholas Tampio

Nicholas Tampio

Professor of Political Science

Email: [email protected]
Office: Faber Hall 665
Phone: 718-817-3955


PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MA, Indiana University
BA, New College of Florida


Nicholas Tampio is a Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. Tampio researches the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and education policy. He has published books on the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, national education standards, and teaching political theory. Tampio serves as an editor of the journal Comparative Political Theory and as the faculty mentor of the Fordham Political Review and the department's Pi Sigma Alpha chapter. He regularly writes for the public in outlets such as Aeon, the Boston Globe, the Conversation, and the Washington Post. Click here for his CV.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Politics
Global Justice
Introduction to Political Theory
Introduction to Political Philosophy
The Enlightenment and its Critics
Modern Political Thought
American Political Thought
Human Nature after Darwin
Contemporary Political Thought
Political Theory in Popular Culture (Marvel Universe)

Selected Publications

Teaching Political Theory: A Pluralistic Approach, Edward Elgar Press, 2022.

Learning versus the Common Core, University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Deleuze's Political Vision, Modernity and Political Thought series, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Kantian Courage: Advancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory. Fordham University Press, 2012.

Curriculum Vitae