Professor Brinton joined the Boston College faculty in 2013. She came to BC most recently from the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught in the honors program for the College of Arts and Sciences. Before Penn, she spent four years teaching political philosophy, liberal arts, and political science courses at Northwestern University and Georgetown University on their campuses in Doha, Qatar. Her research interests include democratic theory and the intellectual history of civil society and free speech. Her current book manuscript examines the philosophical legacy of Eastern European dissidents during the Cold War. Her other interests include working toward the development of philosophical and theoretical tools to examine the discourses produced by dissident movements and civic associations more generally. In addition to teaching courses at BC related to these topics, she teaches the International Studies course ‘Ethics, Religion, and International Affairs’ and the core course for the philosophy’s department’s PULSE program.
Fields of Interest
Philosophies of Dissidence
Person and Social Responsibility
Ethics, Religion and International Affairs
“Association and Recognition in Authoritarian Societies: A Theoretical Beginning,” European Journal of Political Theory, Volume 11 Issue 3, July 2012.
“Persuading the Powerful: Translating Dissidence Across Time and Culture,” presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29-September 1, 2013.