Dr. Marla Brettschneider is Professor of Political Philosophy with a joint appointment in Political Science and Women's Studies at UNH. She is a democratic theorist, focusing on diversity issues broadly, and particularly areas of : feminist, queer, critical –race, class-based, and Jewish political theory and activism. Her contribution as a Discovery author this years is adapted from an argument put forward in her Democratic Theorizing From the Margins (2002). She is also author of The Family Flamboyant: Race Politics, Queer Families, Jewish Lives (2006) which won a 2007 Independent Book Publishers Award in the GLBT category and Cornerstones of Peace: Jewish Identity Politics and Democratic Theory. Marla has also edited many volumes on democracy and diversity politics, including The Narrow Bridge: Jewish Views on Multiculturalism winner of the Gustavus Meyers Human Rights Award and with a forward by Cornell West and has edited special editions of academic journals on these subjects such as Race, Gender, and Class; Nashim; and the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.
Marla is a co-founder and has been coordinating the UNH Queer Studies Progam. In Fall of 2007 she will move to the position of Coordinator of the UNH Women's Studies Program. Marla teaches courses between Political Science and Women's Studies in all of the areas mentioned above.
University Dialogue contribution: Who Wins When the Majority Rules?