Pamela K. Jensen is Professor of Political Science at Kenyon College, where she has been teaching since 1980. She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago and her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University. She has published essays in the areas of modern political philosophy and politics and literature, and is contributing editor of Finding a New Feminism : Rethinking the Woman Question for Liberal Democracy. She is on the board of Kenyon’s Center for the Study of American Democracy and was project director for the NEH We the People Challenge Grant helping to support the Center. She has published essays on Ralph Ellison, Rousseau, Shakespeare, and Frederick Douglass. Her courses include seminars on individual modern political philosophers, especially Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Tocqueville, and African-American Political Thought.