Marta Bashovski

Assistant Professor (Campion College)
PhD (University of Victoria)

Office: Campion 315
Phone: (306) 359-1259
Pronoun(s): She/Her

Current classes
Fall 2023 - PSCI 210 (Introduction to Political Thought), PSCI 353 (Modern Political Theory)

Research interests

  • History of political thought, particularly early modern and Enlightenment thought
  • Contemporary social and political thought
  • Politics of knowledge and politics of language
  • Theories of resistance and dissent
  • Critical methodologies and practices of critique
  • Politics of narrative and aesthetics
  • History and sociology of the social sciences

Most of my research is in the politics of knowledge and the politics of language, broadly understood. This includes studying how the categories and stories through which we understand our political worlds affect our possibilities for political action. It also includes thinking about cultural objects like novels, music, and film as part of political theory, and as expressing political views.

I am currently working on two book manuscripts. The first, entitled Art as Thought: A Methods Manifesto and co-written with Dr. Danielle Taschereau Mamers (University of Toronto) examines how political theorists mobilize visual art as a form of critical and creative political thinking. The second, entitled Determinations of Dissent, looks at the knowledge practices through which recent social movements have been interpreted by journalists, academics and activists, and the historical contexts and consequences of these interpretations.

I also spend a lot of time thinking about teaching as community building. A recent reflection can be found at: