Meet Inés Valdez, 2019 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Inés Valdez is an associate professor of political science at the Ohio State University and the director of the Latina/o Studies Program. Her work focuses on the political theory of race, migration, empire, and cosmopolitanism. Her first book, Transnational Cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and Justice as a Political Craft, was published in June of 2019 with Cambridge University Press. The book theorizes the notion of transnational cosmopolitanism to move the debate away from neo-Kantian accounts of cosmopolitanism toward a grounded, relational, and dialectical approach of transnational justice based on neglected portions of W. E. B. Du Bois’s work. Her work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Political Research Quarterly, and Political Studies among other outlets. She has held or currently holds fellowships from the European University Institute, the Princeton University Center for Human Values, and the Humboldt Stiftung. She is currently at work on a book manuscript on imperial mobility and the origins of popular sovereignty. The APSA Fund for Latina/o Scholarship will support—alongside an institutional match–a summer research stipend for an Ohio State graduate student who is Latina/o/x or whose research is on Latina/o/x politics.

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