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Dennis McEnnerney Honored by the Association for Political Theory

CC Philosophy professor Dennis McEnnerney and Emily Hauptmann, Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University, were honored for their work as co-founders of the Association for Political Theory (APT) on October 14, 20017, at the Association’s 15thannual meeting, held at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professors Hauptmann and McEnnerney decided to found APT in 2000 after meeting for brunch in Ann Arbor, where Professor McEnnerney was then on the faculties of English and Political Science. Together, they organized APT’s first meeting at Calvin College in 2003, with a program of 99 participants. Professor McEnnerney served in many capacities as the organization grew: co-director (2000-2008), secretary-treasurer (2000-2005), membership secretary (2000-2008), newsletter editor (2000-2008), and webmaster (2000-2012). He organized or supervised the organization of conferences at Colorado College, Washington University in St. Louis, Indiana University, The University of Western Ontario, and Wesleyan University. Tributes were delivered to the attendees by current and past officers, including Michael Morrell of the University of Connecticut, Jeanne Morefield of Whitman College, Robert Martin of Hamilton College, and Andrew Murphy of Rutgers University. Letter were also read from Liz Wingrove of The University of Michigan and Elizabeth Markovitz of Mount Holyoke College.

The 15th meeting at the University of Michigan was attended by about 180 members, as well as by editors for Cambridge University Press and several journals, including Contemporary Political Theory, Journal of Politics, Political Theory, Review of Social Economy, and Theory & Event. APT currently boasts just over 1900 members, drawing together scholars of political science, philosophy, gender studies, history, law, literature, African-American studies, and other related areas and disciplines. A self-consciously egalitarian organization, APT welcomes the participation of scholars at all stages of their careers and from both teaching- and research-oriented institutions.

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