Keally McBride

Keally McBride


Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4379 Kalmanovitz Hall 279


Dr. Keally McBride joined the Politics department in Fall 2007. She received her graduate degrees at University of California at Berkeley with a focus in political theory, and is happy to be back in the Bay Area after teaching at Cornell University, Tulane, Temple, and the University of Pennsylvania. She has published three books, Collective Dreams: Political Imagination and Community, Punishment and Political Order, and with Margaret Kohn, Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations. In summer 2016, Oxford University Press will publish Mr. Mothercountry: Colonialism and the Rule of Law.

Her current research is focused on the sharing and solidarity economies in the Bay Area, and understanding how different economic practices are evolving locally.

Vice President, University of San Francisco Faculty Association
Co-Director, The Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence
Book Review Editor, Theory and Event
UC Berkeley, PHD 2000
UC Berkeley, MA 1993
Mount Holyoke College, BA 1991
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's Studies, Tulane University
Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science, Temple University
Social change and revolution
European Politics
Political Economy
Contemporary Capitalism
Colonization and Decolonization
Policing and Punishment
Selected Publications

Mr. Mothercountry: The Man Who Made the Rule of Law, Oxford University Press, 2016

Political Theories of Decolonization, co-author with Margaret Kohn, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Punishment and Political Order, University of Michigan Press, 2007.

Collective Dreams: Political Imagination and Community, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005.