Visiting Faculty & Sessionals
jason [dot] ferrell [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Jason Ferrell teaches courses in political theory, the history of political thought, and international relations. His research interests concern moral pluralism and value conflict; the political thought of Isaiah Berlin; and distributive justice. His articles and book reviews have appeared in Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theory, Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, Political Studies Review, Australian Journal of Political Science, and Slavic and East European Journal. He also contributed the ‘Glossary of Names’ to the second edition of Isaiah Berlin’s Russian Thinkers, and assisted Henry Hardy with research for the second volume of Berlin’s correspondence, Enlightening: Letters 1946-1960.
‘Isaiah Berlin as Essayist,’ Political Theory, 40(5), October 2012, 602–628.
‘Isaiah Berlin: Pluralism and Liberalism in Theory and Practice,’ Contemporary Political Theory, 8 (3), August 2009, 295-316.
- Winner of the Contemporary Political Theory Annual Prize for 2009
‘The alleged relativism of Isaiah Berlin,’ Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 11 (1), March 2008, 41-56.
Julie Norman teaches courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East foreign policy, and human rights. She is the author of two books on unarmed resistance in Israel-Palestine, and she has also published on media activism, legal advocacy, and urban planning in the Middle East. Other research interests include international law, refugees, and prison/detention policies.
Nonviolent Resistance: Activism and Advocacy in the Second Intifada, eds. Maia Carter Hallward and Julie M. Norman. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.
The Second Palestinian Intifada: Civil Resistance. London: Routledge, 2010.
“Creative Activism: Youth Media in Palestine.” Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication 2. (2009) 251-274.
"Got Trust? The Challenge of Gaining Access in Conflict Zones." In Surviving research: Doing Research in Difficult and Violent Situations, ed. John C. King et al. New York: Routledge, 2009.