Nicholas Tampio

Nicholas Tampio is a professor of political science at Fordham University. He has published books on Kant's legacy in contemporary political theory, the political vision of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and why democracies should not have national education standards. Tampio is an editor of the journal Comparative Political Theory and the faculty mentor for the Fordham Political Review and the Fordham Pi Sigma Alpha chapter. Tampio often writes for public-facing outlets such as the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the Washington Post, and his articles have been translated into Albanian, Chinese, Croatian, Estonian, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. His Aeon essay, Look up from your screen, is included in The Norton Reader alongside essays by Maya Angelou, Frederick Douglass, and Benjamin Franklin. Edward Elgar will publish his book on teaching political theory in September 2022.

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Federal funds for scholars should be generous and with few strings 

Scholars need time and money to do good work, and the federal funds should facilitate this.

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