About Lilly Goren

Lilly J. Goren is professor of political science at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.

NBN Episodes hosted by Lilly:

Eileen M. Hunt, "The First Last Man: Mary Shelley and the Postapocalyptic Imagination" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2024)

May 28, 2024

The First Last Man

Eileen M. Hunt
Hosted by Lilly Goren

The First Last Man: Mary Shelley and the Postapocalyptic Imagination (U Pennsylvania Press, 2024) is the concluding text in political theorist Eileen …

Daniel Schlozman and Sam Rosenfeld, "The Hollow Parties: The Many Pasts and Disordered Present of American Party Politics" (Princeton UP, 2024)

May 20, 2024

The Hollow Parties

Daniel Schlozman and Sam Rosenfeld
Hosted by Lilly Goren

The Hollow Parties: The Many Pasts and Disordered Present of American Party Politics (Princeton UP, 2024) traces the political history of American pol…

Melvin L. Rogers, "The Darkened Light of Faith: Race, Democracy, and Freedom in African American Political Thought" (Princeton UP, 2023)

April 15, 2024

The Darkened Light of Faith

Melvin L. Rogers
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Political Theorist Melvin L. Rogers has a deep and rich new book delving into the work of a host of different African American political thinkers. But…

Matthew Longo, "The Picnic: A Dream of Freedom and the Collapse of the Iron Curtain" (Norton, 2024)

March 8, 2024

The Picnic: A Dream of Freedom and the Collapse of the Iron Curtain

Matthew Longo
Hosted by Lilly Goren

The Picnic: A Dream of Freedom and The Collapse of the Iron Curtain (Norton, 2024) is a truly fascinating narrative—exploring a little-known event tha…

Mark Zachary Taylor, "Presidential Leadership in Feeble Times: Explaining Executive Power in the Gilded Age" (Oxford UP, 2023)

January 25, 2024

Presidential Leadership in Feeble Times

Mark Zachary Taylor
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Mark “Zak” Taylor, a political scientist at Georgia Tech University, has a new book that explores the presidents of the Gilded Age, from Ulysses Grant…

Kareem R. Muhammad, "The Fight for Black Empowerment in the USA: America’s Last Hope" (Routledge, 2023)

January 22, 2024

The Fight for Black Empowerment in the USA

Kareem R. Muhammad
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Dr. Kareem Muhammad has a new book that focuses on the role of Black voters in the United States – specifically in their power as participants in demo…

Patricia Strach and Kathleen S. Sullivan, "The Politics of Trash: How Governments Used Corruption to Clean Cities, 1890–1929" (Cornell UP, 2023)

January 18, 2024

The Politics of Trash

Patricia Strach and Kathleen S. Sullivan
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Political Scientists Patricia Strach (The University at Albany, State University of New York) and Kathleen S. Sullivan (Ohio University) have written …

Steven Rogers, "Accountability in State Legislatures" (U Chicago Press, 2023)

January 8, 2024

Accountability in State Legislatures

Steven Rogers
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Political Scientist Steven Rogers’ new book focuses on the deceptively complex question of how it is that voters do or don’t/can and can’t hold their …

Stephen M. Engel and Timothy S. Lyle, "Disrupting Dignity: Rethinking Power and Progress in LGBTQ Lives" (NYU Press, 2021)

January 2, 2024

Disrupting Dignity

Stephen M. Engel and Timothy S. Lyle
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Scholars Stephen Engel and Timothy Lyle have a new book that dives into the thinking around power, political and cultural progress, and the LGBTQ+ com…

Boris Heersink, "National Party Organizations and Party Brands in American Politics" (Oxford UP, 2023)

November 23, 2023

National Party Organizations and Party Brands in American Politics

Boris Heersink
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Political Scientist Boris Heersink’s new book guides the reader through over a century of politics and national parties in the United States. Heersink…

Brendan J. Doherty, "Fundraiser in Chief: Presidents and the Politics of Campaign Cash" (UP of Kansas, 2023)

November 13, 2023

Fundraiser in Chief

Brendan J. Doherty
Hosted by Lilly Goren
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Political Scientist Brendan Doherty has a new book that dives into the ways that presidents have raised money for themselves, their parties, and other…

Randy Laist, "The '80s Resurrected: Essays on the Decade in Popular Culture Then and Now" (McFarland, 2023)

November 9, 2023

The '80s Resurrected

Randy Laist
Hosted by Lilly Goren
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Randy Laist, professor of English at Goodwin University and the University of Bridgeport, has a new edited volume focusing specifically on popular cul…

Allison M. Prasch, "The World Is Our Stage: The Global Rhetorical Presidency and the Cold War" (U Chicago Press, 2023)

October 19, 2023

The World Is Our Stage

Allison M. Prasch
Hosted by Lilly Goren
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Allison M. Prasch, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has a new book that focuses on the w…

Dennis C. Rasmussen, "The Constitution's Penman: Gouverneur Morris and the Creation of America's Basic Charter" (UP of Kansas, 2023)

October 12, 2023

The Constitution's Penman

Dennis C. Rasmussen
Hosted by Lilly Goren
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Dennis Rasmussen’s new book, The Constitution's Penman: Gouverneur Morris and the Creation of America's Basic Charter (UP of Kansas, 2023), is a propu…

Nicholas Tampio, "Teaching Political Theory: A Pluralistic Approach" (Edward Elgar, 2022)

October 5, 2023

Teaching Political Theory

Nicholas Tampio
Hosted by Lilly Goren
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Nicholas Tampio, a political theorist at Fordham University, has a new book that focuses on teaching political theory. For many of us who teach politi…

Emilee Booth Chapman, "Election Day: How We Vote and What It Means for Democracy" (Princeton UP, 2022)

September 14, 2023

Election Day

Emilee Booth Chapman
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Emilee Booth Chapman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, has a new book that examines the idea of the vote, and what thi…

Sarah R. Coleman, "The Walls Within: The Politics of Immigration in Modern America" (Princeton UP, 2023)

August 31, 2023

The Walls Within

Sarah R. Coleman
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Sarah Coleman, an historian at Texas State University, is the author of an important and topical book about immigration policy in the United States. T…

Smita A. Rahman et al., "Globalizing Political Theory" (Routledge, 2022)

August 24, 2023

Globalizing Political Theory

Smita A. Rahman, Katherine A. Gordy, and Shirin S. Deylami
Hosted by Lilly Goren
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Three political theorists, Smita A. Rahman (DePauw University), Katherine A. Gordy (San Francisco State University), and Shirin S. Deylami (Western Wa…

PostScript: The Barbie Movie: A Conversation about a Cinematic and Cultural Event

August 23, 2023

The Barbie Movie

Linda Beail, Danielle Hanley, Shuchi Kapila, and Susan Liebell
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Today’s episode of POSTSCRIPT explores and examines director Greta Gerwig’s film, Barbie. This Warner Brothers’ movie has been in theaters for under a…

Kristina Horn Sheeler and Karrin Vasby Anderson, "Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture" (Texas A&M Press, 2013)

July 6, 2023

Woman President

Kristina Horn Sheeler and Karrin Vasby Anderson
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Kristina Horn Sheeler and Karrin Vasby Anderson have each worked on and researched questions of gender, leadership, executive positions, and popular c…

Danielle Allen, "Justice by Means of Democracy" (U Chicago Press, 2023)

June 29, 2023

Justice by Means of Democracy

Danielle Allen
Hosted by Lilly Goren
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Danielle Allen, the James Bryant Conant University Professor and the Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, ha…

Brian Palmer-Rubin, "Evading the Patronage Trap: Interest Representation in Mexico" (U Michigan Press, 2022)

May 4, 2023

Evading the Patronage Trap

Brian Palmer-Rubin
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Marquette University Political Scientist Brian Palmer-Rubin has a new book that examines the connections and disconnections between economics and poli…

Susan Burgess, "LGBT Inclusion in American Life: Pop Culture, Political Imagination, and Civil Rights" (NYU Press, 2023)

March 30, 2023

LGBT Inclusion in American Life

Susan Burgess
Hosted by Lilly Goren

LGBT Inclusion in American Life: Pop Culture, Political Imaginations, and Civil Rights (NYU Press, 2023) is a tour de force that weaves together the v…

Lee Trepanier, "Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters: Reflections of Political Theory from Antiquity to the Age of COVID" (Routledge, 2022)

March 23, 2023

Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters

Lee Trepanier
Hosted by Lilly Goren

Political Theorist Lee Trepanier has a new edited volume focusing on thinking about human responses to disasters and diseases. Making Sense of Disease…