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Janet Lawler

Honors College Faculty

Email: jmlawler@central.uh.edu

Janet Lawler is an instructional assistant professor for civic engagement and community-engaged learning in the Honors College, where she also serves in the Bonner Leaders program. Prior to joining the Honors College, she held a postdoctoral position at Carnegie Mellon University in the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation where she worked with faculty and graduate students to support the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.  

Lawler earned her doctorate in politics from the University of Virginia, where she taught a wide range of courses in political theory and was recognized with a Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award in the social sciences and education and an All-University Teaching Award. She writes and teaches on the democratic political thought in digital spaces, critical and normative theories of social media discourse and algorithmic governance. Her work has been published in "The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Political Science."