I am an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of Philosophy.

I have taught at Michigan since 2001. Previously, I taught at the University of Washington. I teach political theory. There is more in my CV.

My research areas are modern (i.e., seventeenth-century forward) and contemporary political theory, with a focus on eighteenth-century Continental liberal thinkers, especially Immanuel Kant, and liberal theory in general. I also have a research interest in the philosophy of social science. My general approach is analytic social theory: it combines the tools of analytic political philosophy (I was trained as a philosopher, not as a political scientist), textual interpretation, and attention to historical and sociological details. (more)

The courses I teach range from Introduction to Political Theory to advanced graduate seminars. My courses focus on modern and contemporary political theory and occasionally on the philosophy of social science. (more)


Contact information:

Department of Political Science

University of Michigan

5700 Haven Hall

505 South State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045

Phone: +1 734 615 9142

Fax: +1 745 764 3522

mmanty [at] umich [dot] edu


Office Hours, at 7640 Haven Hall:

Fall 2014:

12:30-1:30 Mondays,

10:30-11:30 Tuesdays,

and by appointment.

(See my calendar at the bottom of this page for availability, or follow this link.)

Updated Sep 16, 2014

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