Ali Aslam

Assistant Professor of Politics

Ali Aslam is a political theorist whose research and teaching examine how citizens negotiate key concepts like freedom, recognition, and democracy through political struggle.  He is author of Ordinary Democracy: Sovereignty and Citizenship Beyond the Neoliberal Impasse (2017) and has published articles on social movements, including Black Lives Matter and Occupy.  He teaches courses on grassroots democracy, political economy, democratic theory and practice, and the history of political thought.

Recent Campus News

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Why would Log Cabin Republicans back Trump?

Ali Aslam, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College, explains the Log Cabin Republicans’ surprising endorsement.

Recent Publications

Aslam, A., McIvor, D., & Schlosser, J. (2019). Democratic Theory When Democracy Is Fugitive, Democratic Theory, 6(2), 27-40. Retrieved Jan 22, 2020, from

Aslam, A. (2017). The Future of Bad Collectivity. Law, Culture and the Humanities,174387211771344. doi:10.1177/1743872117713444