Maxwell Burkey is a lifelong New Jersey resident. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prior to joining TCNJ, Dr. Burkey was a visiting assistant professor at Stockton University in Atlantic City and taught at Hunter College in New York City.
Dr. Burkey’s teaching and research interests are in American politics, African American Studies, social movements, and political theory. He is currently working on a project that explores how American resistance movements challenge the norms of patriotism and reframe narratives of national identity. As a consultant to Temple Contemporary, the art gallery of Temple University, Dr. Burkey has contributed his expertise to “The Ongoing Revolution,” an art exhibit that will document the past half-century of American movements for equity and inclusion.
At TCNJ, Dr. Burkey teaches courses on American politics, race, and democracy, and enjoys offering students the intellectual tools to be thoughtful and active participants in civic life.