Mark Kessler, Ph.D.

Professor and Graduate Certificate Program Coordinator

Office: HDB 307E
Office Phone: 940-898-2112
Fax: 940-898-2101


Degree Date Field Institution
Ph.D. 1985 Political Science Pennsylvania State University
M.A. 1979 Political Science Pennsylvania State University
B.A. 1977 Political Science University of Pittsburgh


Mark Kessler is professor and coordinator of the graduate certificate program in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies. He is the author of Legal Services for the Poor: A Comparative and Contemporary Analysis of Interorganizational Politics, and co-author of The Play of Power, a text that received an award from the women’s caucus of the American Political Science Association for its treatment of the role of intersecting identities of gender, race, class and sexuality in U.S. politics.

His research has also been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice, Law & Society Review and Law & Policy. He served for many years on the editorial board of the Law and Politics Book Review. His current research explores womanist interventions in feminist jurisprudence, critical legal studies and critical lawyering scholarship, and applications of transdisciplinary research approaches in doctoral dissertation research.

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