Denison University’s Board of Trustees has recently awarded tenure to seven members of the faculty. Among those who have been granted tenure and will be promoted to associate professor in the fall of 2019 is Heather Pool of the Department of Political Science.

Heather Pool joined Denison’s Department of Political Science in 2013. She earned her doctorate and master’s at the University of Washington and her bachelor’s at St. John’s College - Santa Fe. She teaches courses in canonical Western political theory, American political thought, race, and law, as well as topics courses on freedom, trauma and mourning, whiteness, and Hannah Arendt. Heather’s scholarship considers the significance and effects of political violence, with a particular focus on race in the United States. Her book manuscript, Political Mourning, is currently under contract with Temple University Press; it considers moments when the deaths of everyday citizens led to political change. Her scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Polity; Law, Culture, and the Humanities; PS: Political Science and Politics; and New Political Science. Heather is director of Denison’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program and a member of the Black Studies Committee.

March 7, 2019