Jacob Levy

Jacob Levy
  • Discipline: Political Theory
  • Organization: McGill University

Jacob T. Levy is Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University, a position he has held since 2006. He is a member of the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, and Early Modern and Enlightenment Editor of the Sage Encyclopedia of Political Theory. His research interests include multiculturalism, ethnicity, and nationalism; early modern and Enlightenment political thought; constitutionalism and jurisprudence; and federalism and pluralism.

He is the author of The Multiculturalism of Fear (Oxford University Press) and of articles in journals including The American Political Science Review, Political Theory, History of Political ThoughtNomos, and Social Philosophy and Policy as well as numerous contributed chapters to edited volumes. He is currently working on one book manuscript on the tension between pluralism and rationalism in the history of liberal thought and another on the political theory of federalism.

He holds a BA (1993) from Brown Unversity (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) with honors in Political Science; an MA (1996) and PhD (1999) in Politics from Princeton Universty; and an LL.M. (2005) from the University of Chicago Law School.