William Callison

Academic Appointments

Lafayette College 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Law


Ph.D.  University of California, Berkeley (2019)

Political Science, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, Dissertation Committee: 

Wendy Brown (Chair),  Pheng Cheah (Rhetoric),  Kinch Hoekstra (Political Theory), 

Martin Jay (History),  Hans Sluga (Philosophy),  Shannon Stimson (Political Theory)


M.A.  University of California, Berkeley (2013)

Political Science

M.A.  Humboldt University of Berlin (2011)



B.A.    University of Virginia (2009)

Political and Social Thought, with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Visiting Positions 

University of Cologne & Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Summer 2019)

IES Fellow & Visiting Researcher

University of Vienna (Spring 2019)

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Research Fellow

University of Frankfurt am Main & Institute for Social Research (2015-16)

DAAD Graduate Scholar & Visiting Fellow

Columbia University (Spring 2014)

Graduate Exchange Scholar


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