Constituting Justice: Ida B. Wells's Anti-Lynching Campaign

Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture

September 12, 2018

Desmond Jagmohan, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University; Respondent: Hendrik A. Hartog, Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty; Professor of History, Princeton University 

Desmond Jagmohan is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He researches and teaches history of political theory, and he works primarily at the intersection of American political thought and race. He also has interests in property and citizenship, conquest and slavery, and the normative implications of historical methods. At the moment, he is completing his first book, titled Ethics of the Oppressed: Booker T. Washington’s Political Thought. His second project looks at the philosophical relationship between property and personhood in the context of 19th-century American slavery. In general, his work considers political ethics from the perspective of the oppressed. His work has been published in Perspectives on PoliticsPolitics, Groups, and Identities, and Contemporary Political Theory.

Sponsored by the Program in American Studies


Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Cosponsored by:

  • James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
  • The Program in Law and Public Affairs