Professor Darren Walhof

Darren Walhof

Professor Darren Walhof
Department of Political Science
1126 AuSable Hall                                          
Grand Valley State University 
1 Campus Drive 
Allendale, MI 49401 
(616) 331-2320      
[email protected]

PhD, University of Minnesota
MBA, Grand Valley State University
BA, Calvin College

Academic Appointments
Professor, Political Science, Grand Valley State University, 2014-
Senior Fellow, Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Religion and Politics, Calvin College, 2016-2017.
Visiting Professor, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, 2010.
Associate Professor, Political Science, Grand Valley State University, 2007-2014.
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Grand Valley State University, 2003-2007.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2001-2003.

Fields: political theory, religion and politics, constitutional law

PLS 206 American Constitutional Foundations
PLS 232 Modern Political Thought
PLS 333 Contemporary Political Thought
PLS 337 American Political Thought

Teaching Awards
University Outstanding Teacher Award, Grand Valley State University.
Pew Teaching Excellence Award, Grand Valley State University.
Student Award for Faculty Excellence, Grand Valley Student Senate.
Outstanding Teaching in Political Science. American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha.

Recent Publications
"Phronesis and Solidarity: Democratic Politics,” in The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer, 2nd edition, edited by Robert Dostal (Cambridge University Press, 2021).
“Gadamer’s Contribution to Political Theory,” in The Gadamerian Mind, edited by Theodore George and Gert-Jan van der Heiden (New York: Routledge, 2021).
The Democratic Theory of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Palgrave-Macmillan (2017)
“Exposure and Disclosure: The Risk of Hermeneutical Truth in Democratic Politics,” Truth Matters: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics, Religion, edited by Lambert Zuidervaart et al, McGill-Queen’s University Press (2014).
Habermas, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Problem of Religion in Public Life,” Philosophy & Social Criticism 39.3 (2013). 
“Beyond Disentanglement: the Politics of Reconstructing Religion and Superstition in Calvin's Geneva,” Il Pensiero Politico: Rivista di Distoria delle Idee Politiche e Sociali 43.3 (2010). 


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