Be Stone


Assistant Professor, Rhodes College

I am an Assistant Professor of Politics and Law at Rhodes College. Previously, I was an American Studies Dissertation Fellow at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, where I completed my Ph.D. My dissertation, “Addiction” in U.S. Political Culture, received the Stephen E. Bronner Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association Caucus for Critical Political Science. My research interests include American politics and public policy from a feminist and critical race perspective.

Academic Interests

American political culture, qualitative and interpretive methods, modern and contemporary political theory


Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Rhodes College, Department of Politics and Law, *Non-CUNY
American Studies Dissertation Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center
Doctoral Candidate, Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center
Associate Editor, Polity, the journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association, *Non-CUNY
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Political Science, Baruch College
Adjunct Instructor, Political Science, Brooklyn College


Ph.D. Political Science, The Graduate Center, CUNY

M.A. Political Science, The Graduate Center, CUNY

B.A. Religion and Politics, Prescott College


“Language as Action and ‘We’ as Invitation in Hanna Pitkin’s Wittgenstein and Justice,” Polity 55 (3), co-authored with Alyson Cole: (invited).

“Is There ‘Hope for Every Addicted American’? The New U.S. War on Drugs” Social Sciences, 7(1), 3: 10.3390/socsci7010003 (peer-reviewed).