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Jeffrey Green

Andrea Mitchell Center Director
Political Science


Jeffrey Green is a political theorist with broad interests in democracy, ancient and modern political philosophy, and contemporary social theory. He is the author of three books: the forthcoming Bob Dylan: Prophet Without God (Oxford, March 2024); The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy (Oxford, 2016), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title; and The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship (Oxford, 2010), which was awarded the First Book Prize in political theory from the American Political Science Association and is the topic of the German-language edited volume, Okulare Demokratie (Transcript, 2017). He is also the co-editor of the recently published volume, The Changing Terrain of Religious Freedom (Penn, 2021). In 2013, he received Penn’s Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor and, in 2023, he received the Henry Teune Award for Excellence in Teaching from Penn’s Pi Sigma Alpha Society. Green holds a BA, summa cum laude, from Yale University, a JD from Yale Law School, and a PhD from Harvard. Since 2017, he is director of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.

More information is available on Professor Green's profile on the Penn Political Science website.