Nancy Sue Love joined the faculty at Appalachian State in 2009. She is a Professor in the Department of Government & Justice Studies and the former Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. She received her PhD in 1984 and MA in 1981 from Cornell University and an AB degree in 1977 from Kenyon College. Her teaching and research emphasize political theory, especially critical theory, democratic theory, and feminist theory. She has extensive experience with public humanities programs and previously served on the Humanities Council. She is the author of Musical Democracy (2006), Understanding Dogmas and Dreams: A Text, 2nd ed. (2006), and Marx, Nietzsche, and Modernity (1986), the editor of Dogmas and Dreams: A Reader in Modern Political Ideologies, 4th ed. (2010), and the co-editor of Studying Politics Today: Critical Approaches to Political Science (2014) and Doing Democracy: Activist Art and Cultural Politics (2013). She has also published numerous articles and book chapters. She recently completed a six-year term as the co-editor of New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture. When Dr. Love is not working, she enjoys playing with her dogs, tending her chickens, and sharing the beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains.