Siddhant Issar, PhD

Assistant Professor



Siddhant Issar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. His research and teaching interests lie in modern and contemporary political theory, particularly Black, Indigenous, and anti-colonial thought, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the transnational politics of race, caste, empire, and inequality. In 2022, Issar was named a co-winner of the American Political Science Association’s Leo Strauss Award, presented annually for the best dissertation in political philosophy. At present, he is working on a book manuscript, titled Theorizing Racial Capitalism in the Era of Black Lives Matter.

Prior to joining UofL, Issar was a Rising Scholar postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia.


Teaching Areas

Political Theory
Race and US Politics

Research Areas 

Critical Political Theory
Black and Indigenous Political Thought
Politics of Race, Caste, and Empire