Andrew Gates

Andrew Gates




S063 Gibson Hall, 1540 Jefferson Park Ave (JPA)

Office hours

Tues 12–2 and by appointment


Political Theory


Reclaiming Rights: Human Rights and Politico-Legal Marginalization in Contemporary Social Movements


Jen Rubenstein (chair), Lawrie Balfour, Denise Walsh, Stephen White

Office Hours

Tues 12–2 and by appointment


Research Interests: democratic theory (deliberative democracy, agonism, Arendtian democratic theory), postcolonial theory, critical legal scholarship, legal anthropology, critical race studies, normative epistemology, social movements, human rights, constitutional law, international law and governance, social movements, culture and ethics under globalization, political culture formation, the interplay between identity, affect, and public recognition, and the relationship between language and law.

Awards and Honors

UVA Student Council’s Superlative Teaching Assistant, 2016
Dumas Malone and Albert Gallatin Research Awards, Spring 2017
Jefferson Scholars Foundation Research Prize, Spring 2017
Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities grant/Fellow at the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, Spring 2017