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Thomas L. Dumm is William H. Hastie '25 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College. He is the author of five books, the most recent being Loneliness as a Way of Life (Harvard University Press, 2008). He was one of the founders, and a founding editor, of the journal Theory & Event, an online journal of contemporary political theory. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001.