Samuel A. Chambers teaches political theory and cultural politics at Johns Hopkins University where he is an Associate Professor of Political Science. He is the co-editor of the journal Contemporary Political Theory and general series co-editor of the Routledge series, Innovators in Political Theory.
His work is broadly interdisciplinary, ranging from philosophy of language, to feminist and queer theory, to critical television studies. His most recent book is Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation (RLI 2014). His The Lessons of Rancière (OUP 2013) is also now out in paperback. Prior to these two recent books, he had published three earlier monographs: Untimely Politics (NYU and EUP, 2003); Judith Butler and PoliticalTheory (Routledge, 2008); and The Queer Politics of Television (Tauris, 2009). He has also published more than two dozen peer-reviewed journal articles: these include contributions to some of the leading journals in political science (Political Studies, American Journal of Political Science, New Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Politics and Gender); works in top political theory journals (European Journal of Political Theory, Theory & Event, Contemporary Political Theory, Political Theory); and publications in well-respected journals outside of the discipline (Angelaki, Cultural Critique, Body & Society, Time & Society).