2002, Rutgers University, Ph.D. Political Science                                                               

1992, Mount Holyoke College, B.A. Politics, magna cum laude                                            



2015-   Arizona State University, Associate Professor (with tenure), School of Politics and Global Studies

2012-2015, Arizona State University, Associate Professor (without tenure), Political Science

2005-2012, University of Michigan, Lecturer IV (highest rank), Political Science           

2002-2005, University of Michigan, Lecturer II, Political Science                        




Jennet Kirkpatrick, 2017, The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics, University of North Carolina Press.

Jennet Kirkpatrick, 2008, Uncivil Disobedience: Studies in Violence and Democratic Politics, Princeton University Press.


Jennet Kirkpatrick, 2016, “Walking Away with Thoreau: The Pleasures and Risks of Exit,” American Political Thought, vol. 5, no. 3, 446-466.

Jennet Kirkpatrick, 2015, “Exit out of Athens? Migration and Obligation in Plato’s Crito,” Political Theory, vol. 43, no. 3, 356-379.

Jennet Kirkpatrick, 2012, “Democracy on the Lam: Crisis, Constitutionalism, and Extra Legality,” Contemporary Political Theory, 11, 264-284.

Jennet Kirkpatrick, 2011, “The Prudent Dissident: Unheroic Resistance Sophocles’ Antigone, The Review of Politics, vol. 73, no. 3, 401-424.

Jennet Kirkpatrick, 2010, “Selling Out? Solidarity and Choice in the American Feminist Movement,” Symposium Introduction, “Women’s Choices and the Future of Feminism,” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 8, no. 1, 241-245.

Jennet Kirkpatrick, 2009, “Come A Little Closer: Citizens, Law, and Identification,” Law, Culture and the Humanities, vol. 5, no. 2, 216-227.

Jennet Kirkpatrick and Ian Robinson, 2005, “Fighting to be Fired (But Only with Just Cause): The Unionization of Nontenure-Track Faculty,” Dissent, vol. 52, no. 1, Winter, 72-76.