Peter Bratsis

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Associate Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice


Office: N-651U

Office Hours: Mon. 2-4

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5334

Peter Bratsis joined the faculty in 2012, he also teaches in the Liberal Studies program at the CUNY Graduate Center.

His research mainly concerns the categories and ideas that our political world is based upon and how these ideas are created and reproduced. This has included studies on the production of the state, the categories of the public and private, the ways that nationalized individuals are created, and the perception of the clean and dirty in political life. Peter’s work often combines Marxist and psychoanalytic theories.

His publications include the books Everyday Life and the State and, with Stanley Aronowitz, Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered. He has also published numerous essays in academic journals, including Social Text, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Historical Materialism, among others. In addition to the foregoing he is a founding editor of the journal Situations and occasionally contribute editorials and news analyses to outlets such as Jacobin, Truthout, and the Indypendent.


Social Movements, Race and Ethnicity, Populism, Popular Culture, Political Theory, Political Sociology, Political Corruption, Ontology, Marxism, Greek Politics


  • B.A. University of Maryland, Economics and Political Science,1991
  • Ph.D. City University of New York, Political Science,2002

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

  • An Anatomy of Corruption
  • Twenty Years of Boredom: Veganism and the Cultural Logic of Late Liberalism


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Additional Information

A more complete list of publications be found at:

Some Recorded Talks: