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Briana McGinnis

Assistant Professor

Address: 26 Coming Street, Room 101
Office Hours: Fall 2018: Mondays, 2-4 pm; Wednesdays, 2-3 pm; and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.5679
E-mail: mcginnisbl@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Briana McGinnis earned her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and her PhD. in government from Georgetown University.

Dr. McGinnis teaches courses in political theory (both historical and contemporary) and constitutional law.

Her research centers on political theory and public law, with a special focus on citizenship and belonging. Dr. McGinnis' work explores patterns of inclusion and exclusion in liberal democratic political communities touching on related issues including immigration, shared identity, and punishment. She is especially interested in how the law and legal forms are used to enact political decisions about membership.