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Dr Jensen SassPostdoctoral Fellow


Address: Building 23, Level B University of Canberra Phone: + 61 (0) 2 6201 8979

Jensen Sass completed his PhD at Yale University in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. He works at the intersection of political sociology and normative political theory with a particular focus on public deliberation, democratic institutions, and the organisational analysis of corporate power. 



  • 2016. PhD Sociology, Yale University
  • 2011. MPhil Sociology, Yale University
  • 2009.  MPhil Political Science, Australian National University


  • December 2015-Present: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra


  • 2014-2015. Doctoral Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies/Mellon Foundation
  • 2013-2014 Tobin Project Graduate Fellow,


  • American Sociological Association
  • Australian Political Studies Association
  • Social Science History Association
  • The Australian Sociological Association


  • Co-Editor, Policy Briefs, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association
  • Tanasoca, A. and Sass, J. 2019. Ritual Deliberation. The Journal of Political Philosophy. 27 (2), 139-165

  • JS Dryzek, Q Bowman, J Kuyper, J Pickering, J Sass, H Stevenson. 2019. Deliberative Global Governance. Cambridge Univesity Press, Cambridge.

  • Sass, J. 2018. Deliberative Ideals Across Diverse Cultures. In Dryzek, J., Chambers, S., Mansbridge, J., and Warren, M. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

  • Sass, J. 2018. The Cryptonormative Swamp: a Response to Abbott’s ‘Varieties of Normative Inquiry’. The American Sociologist. 49 (3), 448-455

  • Crosbie, T., and Sass, J. 2017. Governance by scandal? Eradicating Sexual Assault in the US Military. Politics. 37 (2), 117-133

  • Sass, J. and Dryzek, J.S. 2014. Deliberative Cultures. Political Theory. Vol.42, No.1, pp.3-25.

  •  Sass, J. and Crosbie, T. 2013. Democracy and Scandal: A Research Agenda.  Comparative Sociology. Vol.12, pp.851-862.
  • Sass, J. 2012. Zygmunt Bauman: Culture in a Liquid Modern World. Theory and Society. 41 (6), 635-640


Dr Sass welcomes PhD proposals on a range of topics that intersect with his research interests.

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