Anthony Kammas

Professor (Teaching) of Political Science and International Relations
Anthony Kammas
Email Office DMC 350 Office Phone (213) 740-6998

Research & Practice Areas

Political Thought and Literature


  • Ph.D. Political Philosophy, University of Maryland, 5/2005
  • M.A. Government and Politics, University of Maryland, 5/2001
  • M.A. Humanities and Social Thought, New York University, 5/1999
  • B.A. Political Science, Fordham University, 5/1995
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Associate Professor of Political Science (Teaching), University of Southern California, 2018-2019
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Contemporary and continental political thought; radical political thought and action; radical democratic thought and action; political myths and ideologies; revolutions; Ancient and Classical Greek political thought;

    Research Keywords

    Critical Theory, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, existentialism, Radical thought and action, Ancient Greek Poetry and Philosophy

    Research Specialties

    Political Thought and Literature

  • Book Chapters

    • Kammas, A. (2009). The Power of Radical Needs,” in Engaging Agnes Heller. Lexington Books.

    Book Review

    • Kammas, A. (2007). Review of Dick Howard’s Specter of Democracy. Thesis Eleven,. pp. 131-135.

    Journal Article

    • Kammas, A. (2009). Homo Deus and the Dice Throw: Courage and Chaos in Greek Antiquity. Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. Vol. 14 (1), pp. 19-38.
    • Kammas, A. (2008). Vaclav Havel’s Absurd Route to Democracy. Critical Horizons.
    • Kammas, A. (2007). Reconciling Radical Philosophy and Democratic Politics. Critique. Vol. 35 (2), pp. 249-274.


    • Kammas, A. (2022). What is Neoliberalism?. The Conversation.


    • Kammas, A. (2020). General Education and Interdisciplinary Teaching: Track Summary. 3. Cambridge. PS: Political Science & Politics.
    • Kammas, A. (2017). Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines and Across the Campus: Core Curriculum/ General Education,. 3. Cambridge. PS: Political Science & Politics.
  • Other Service to the University

    • The Political Science Undergraduate Association is up and running. We have several events in the works–both professional and promotional, and we have a call for papers out for the newly formed undergraduate journal “Ilios” (the name for Troy in ancient Greek/Homer’s Iliad). We are also looking into the possibility of conducting a fundraiser for a former student’s NGO in Uganda. It has been a difficult task since there is little or no practical memory of how the Association functioned in the past. Yet, the students who comprise the new executive board have been meeting regularly and are making progress. The Facebook page also is starting to see more traffic–students are posting their responses to the President’s visit and speech., Fall 2010
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