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Mark Redhead ’90

December 18, 2018, in Santa Monica, California, after a long illness.

A Santa Monica native, Mark studied political science at Reed, where he wrote his thesis, “A Communicative Transvaluation: Habermas in Light of Nietzschean and Marcusian Critique,” with Prof. Peter Steinberger [political science 1977–] advising. He continued on to study political science and philosophy at the New School in New York City, where he received both his master’s degree and his PhD.

Mark taught at a number of different universities, including Colgate University, Notre Dame, and Oregon State University, before beginning his tenure at California State University, Fullerton, where he worked as a full professor of political thought. In addition to numerous published articles in peer-reviewed journals, he authored two scholarly books: Charles Taylor: Thinking and Living Deep Diversity; and Reasoning with Who We Are: Democratic Theory For a Not So Liberal Era.

Mark is survived by his wife, Ornell Torralba; his sons, Astor and Cesc; his parents, Alan and Eva Redhead; and his sister, Susan Redhead.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2019

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