Bryant William Sculos

Bryant William Sculos

Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Bryant William Sculos is Visiting Assistant Professor of global politics and political theory at WSU. From 2018 to 2019 he was a Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Summer 2019 Fellow of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry at the New School for Social Research. Bryant is a regular contributor to: The Hampton Institute, New Politics, Public Seminar, and Class, Race and Corporate Power - where he also serves as Politics of Culture section editor. His research and teaching expertise, in no particular order, includes: global ethics/international political theory, modern & contemporary political theory (with particular focus on Critical Theory and the Marxist tradition), global politics, critical/radical pedagogy, contemporary social and political movements, and political economy (with specific interest in globalization, universal basic income [UBI], and theories of postcapitalism). Bryant also has a scholarly and personal passion for science fiction (particularly dystopian) TV, film, and literature.


Syracuse University
Political Philosophy and History
Florida International University
Political Science (Political Theory and International Relations)
Florida International University
Political Science (Political Theory and International Relations)


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Best Dissertation, Dept. of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University
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  • Books
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Teaching Marx and Critical Theory in the 21st Century (Brill, 2019) (co-edited with Mary Caputi) Read More
Minding the Gap: Marxian Reflections on the Transition from Capitalism to Postcapitalism (in tripleC: Communication, Capitalism, and Critique, Special Issue “Karl Marx @ 200: Debating Capitalism: Perspectives for the Future of Radical Theory,” Vol. 16. No. 2. May 2018. Read More
“Demystifying the Capitalistic Mentality: Reconciling Adorno and Fromm on the Psycho-Social Reproduction of Capitalism” in Constellations: an International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory (Early View, September 20, 2017). Read More
“The Counterrevolutionary Campus: Herbert Marcuse and the Suppression of Student Protest Movements” in New Political Science, Special Issue: “Marcuse in the Twenty-First Century: Radical Politics, Critical Theory, and Revolutionary Praxis” with Sean Noah Walsh (Vol. 38, Issue 4, December 2016). *[Republished in Marcuse in the Twenty-First Century: Radical Politics, Critical Theory, and Revolutionary Praxis. R. Kirsch & S. Sural (eds.). (Routledge, December 2017).] Read More
“Repressive Robots and the Radical Possibilities of Emancipated Automation” in The Political Economy of Robots: Prospects for Prosperity and Peace in the Automated 21st Century, ed. Ryan Kiggins, with Sean Noah Walsh (Palgrave [International Political Economy series], September 18, 2017), pp. 101-125. Read More
“Negative Dialectical Interpretation: Contradiction and Critique” in Interpretation in Political Theory ed. Sean Noah Walsh and Clement Fatovic. (New York: Routledge, October 2016), pp. 158-181. Read More


PO 120

Global Politics

Introduction to global politics covering: theories of international relations, violence/war, gender, global capitalism, humanitarianism, climate change, and social/political movements.
3 credits
PO/HI 202

International Relations II: Globalization

Covers theories and practices of globalization, antiglobalization, and alterglobalization. Special attention is given to the relationship between democracy and globalization.
3 credits
PO/HI 323


Primarily covers 20th and 21st century theories and practices of imperialism and empire. Students read and discuss works by Lenin, Arendt, and Hardt & Negri, among others. A major focus of this course is on resistance to imperialism and empire in the contemporary period. Students also complete a substantive independent research project as part of this course.
3 credits
PO/HI 201

International Relations I: IR Theory

Introduction to major theories of global politics (including: realism, liberalism, critical theory, [post]Marxism, feminism, de/postcolonialism, and ecological thought)
3 credits