Daniel Kato

Term Assistant Professor

Daniel Kato, term professor of political science, joined the faculty on July 1, 2013. He teaches courses on American politics, American Political Development, Race and Politics and Constitutional Politics.

Professor Kato’s current research centers on liberalism and lynching, in particular how political authorities on the national level were able to pursue a selective policy of nonenforcement.

Academic Focus: 

American Politics
National Political Institutions
American Political Development
Race and Politics
Constitutional Politics
Democratic Theory


POLS W1210 Introduction to American Politics

POLS BC3200 American Political Development

POLS V 3240 Race, Law and American Politics

POLS BC 3306 Politics of Judicial Interpretation

POLS BC 3307 Racial Violence

FYSB BC 1467 Activism and Social Change

Professional Affiliations: 

American Political Science Association


Strengthening the Weak State: Politicizing the American State’s ‘Weakness’ on Racial
Violence, Du Bois Review, Volume 9, Issue 2, September 2012, p. 457-480

“Constitutionalizing Anarchy: Liberalism, Lynching and the Law,” Journal of Hate Studies,
Volume 10, Number 1, 2012, p. 143-172.

“The Tragic Legacy of Racial Violence: Race, Reconstruction and Emergency,” Forthcoming
in Constellations


Tel. 212.854.6722

Fax 212.854.3024


Office Hours: 

Fall 2015:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

or by appointment

416-A Lehman Hall


Ph.D., New School for Social Research

B.A, University of California, San Diego