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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


On February 15, 2019, Nicholas Tampio became Full Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. Tampio researches the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and education policy. His first book, Kantian Courage, considers how Anglo-American, Continental, and Islamic political theorists renovate Kant's critical philosophy. Tampio's second book, Deleuze's Political Vision, explains why A Thousand Plateaus ought to enter the political theory canon. His third book is Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy, and his fourth book, Learning versus the Common Core, collects many of his education articles that he has published in Aeon, CNN, the Conversation, US News & World Report, and other outlets. Tampio serves as the political theory editor of editor of Politics & Religion and as the faculty mentor of the Fordham Political Review and the department's Pi Sigma Alpha chapter. His work has been translated into Albanian, Chinese, Croatian, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. 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

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