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Biography: Jack Turner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. He specializes in American political thought, critical race theory, democratic theory, and liberalism and its critics. He is the author of Awakening to Race: Individualism and Social Consciousness in America (University of Chicago Press, 2012). With Melvin L. Rogers, he co-edited African American Political Thought: A Collected History (University of Chicago Press, 2021). His latest article, “Audre Lorde’s Anti-Imperial Consciousness,” recently appeared in Political Theory. He is writing a new book titled Existential Democracy: Death and Politics in Walt Whitman.