Valdez receives two American Political Science Association awards
Inés Valdez, associate professor of political science, recently received the Stanley Hoffman Award by the American Political Science Association's French Politics section for her article "Nondomination or Practices of Freedom? French Muslim Women, Foucault, and The Full Veil Ban” (American Political Science Review, 2016)
Valdez is also a recipient of the 2019 Fund for Latino Scholarship, which will be used in part to provide a summer stipend to fund and mentor a student that is either Latina/o or is doing Latina/o politics work.
Valdez's research focuses on political theory. Her book Transnational Cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and Justice as a Political Craft (Cambridge University Press, 2019) was supported by a Mershon Center research grant. She has also published numerous scholarly articles on the questions of migration/immigration, race, hemispheric political landscapes, immigration detention and punishment, freedom and the French full veil ban, Latinas in film, and sovereignty.
Valdez completed a residency at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study as a Humboldt Stiftung Fellow in Spring 2019, and a Summer 2019 Faculty Fellowship from the Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Project at Ohio State. In 2017-2018, she was appointed as Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values.
At the Mershon Center, Valdez co-organized the Migration and Global Justice speaker series; the Race, Place and Capital workshop; and the Populism and Race in the Trump Era conference held November 9-10, 2018.