School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Daniel Kato, PhD, New School for Social Research


Lecturer in US Politics

Telephone: 020 7882 2986
Room Number: Arts One, Room 2.34A
Office Hours: No office hours/research leave.


Daniel Kato obtained his PhD in Politics from the New School for Social Research in 2009.  Since then, he has taught American Politics at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Barnard College, Columbia University in New York, New York.  His, book, Liberalizing Lynching: Building a New Racialized State, was published by Oxford University Press and was awarded the 2016 Charles Taylor Book Award.  


Research Interests:


American Politics, US racial politics, racial violence, American Political Development, US constitutional law, democratic theory.



Liberalizing Lynching: Building a New Racialized State (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)


“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 Legality of Racial Violence: Reconstruction, Race and Emergency,” Constellations, Vol. 22, Number 2, June 2015, p. 199-217

“Critical Dialogue,” Perspectives on Politics, Forthcoming

“Carceral State 2.0?: From Enclosure to Control, Punishment to Surveillance,” New Political Science, Revise and Resubmit