KEVIN MINTZ, PHD CANDIDATE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Kevin Todd Mintz is a Ph.D. Candidate specializing in Political Theory and American Politics. His current research involves determining the appropriate role of the state and civil society in promoting healthy, intimate relationships as well as applying theories of social justice to special education and other policy areas related to the empowerment of people with disabilities. His work seeks to combine methods in political philosophy with approaches in law, education, sexology, and other disciplines to provide practical answers to normative questions regarding the realization of social justice for this minority group.
The Political Theory Workshop offers faculty and other scholars an opportunity to present "in progress" or recently completed work to a diverse audience from political science, philosophy, law, and other social sciences and humanities. Workshop papers come from all areas of political theory, including normative and positive theory, legal theory, and the history of political thought. Papers are circulated ten days before the seminar. Participants are expected to read the paper before the workshop. Each session begins with comments and questions on the paper by a discussant, a brief response from the author, followed by a general discussion.