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Placement Candidates

department of political science

The Department of Political Science at the Boston College is delighted to announce its current candidates for academic appointments. Most have their Ph.D. in hand or will have completed their degree by August of this academic year.

Political Philosophy

MATTHEW BERRY

Democratic Citizenship; Constitutional Theory; Liberalism and its Critics; Religion and Politics; Classical Political Philosophy

THOMAS CLEVELAND

History of political thought: ancient, medieval, early modern, late modern; American Political Thought

TIMOTHY LEHMANN

Montesquieu; Rousseau; Modern Political Philosophy

Comparative Politics

Elitsa Molles

Immigration; Immigrant Integration, Exclusion, and Inclusion; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; European Union; Democratization; Human Rights; International Politics

International Politics

Gary Winslett

International Political Economy, Trade Politics, Regulation, American Foreign Economic Policy, International Relations, and Globalization

Political Philosophy

MATTHEW BERRY

Dissertation: "Law, Justice, and Equity in Aristotle’s Ethics" 

Subfields: Ancient Political Philosophy; Early and Late Modern Political Philosophy, American Political Thought

Awards and Fellowships: Jack Miller Center Summer Institute Fellow (2016); Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award (2015); National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar (Summer 2014): Four-week seminar on Medieval Political Philosophy at Gonzaga University

Teaching Interests: Democratic Citizenship; Constitutional Theory; Liberalism and its Critics; Religion and Politics; Classical Political Philosophy

Committee: Dr. Robert C. Bartlett (Chair), Dr. Robert Faulkner, Dr. Christopher Kelly

Berry's Curriculum Vitae

THOMAS CLEVELAND, PH.D.

Dissertation: “The Accounts of the Origin of Law in Plato’s Laws

Subfields: Ancient Greek Political Philosophy; Early and Late Modern Political Philosophy, American Political Thought

Awards and Fellowships: Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation (2015-16); Thomas W. Smith Foundation, Stipend for Summer Study (2015); Ernest Fortin Memorial Foundation, Grant for Summer Study (2012-15)

Teaching Interests: History of political thought: ancient, medieval, early modern, late modern; American Political Thought

Committee: Robert C. Bartlett (Chair), Nasser Behnegar, Robert Faulkner

Cleveland's Curriculum Vitae

TIMOTHY LEHMANN, PH.D.

Dissertation: “Montesquieu and Rousseau on the Passions and Politics”

Subfields: Political Theory; Minor fields: American Politics and Comparative Politics

Awards and Fellowships: Participant, Jack Miller Center Summer Institute (2017); Postdoctoral Fellowship, George Washington Forum, Ohio University (2016-17); Bradley Foundation Summer Grant (2013); Fortin Memorial Foundation Summer Grant (2013)

Teaching Interests: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Modern Political Philosophy 

Committee: Christopher Kelly (chair), Susan Shell, and Robert Bartlett

Lehmann's Curriculum Vitae

Comparative Politics

Elitsa Molles, PH.D.

Dissertation: "Identity Politics in Local Markets: Exclusion and Inclusion in the 'New' Europe"

Subfields: International Politics, American Politics

Awards and Fellowships: Bucerius Ph.D. Dissertation Scholarship in Migration Studies, Ernest Fortin Memorial Foundation Summer Grant, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Summer Grant, Distinction in Comprehensive Examinations, Phi Beta Kappa (Trinity College), W.H. Russell Fellowship for Graduate Study (Trinity College), President's Fellow in the Department of Political Science (Trinity College)

Teaching Interests: Immigration; Immigrant Integration, Exclusion, and Inclusion; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; European Union; Democratization; Human Rights; International Politics

Committee: Gerald Easter (chair), Jonathan Laurence, David Deese

Molles' Curriculum Vitae

GARY WINSLETT, PH.D.

Dissertation: “Competitiveness and Death: Trade and Politics in Cars, Beef, and Drugs”

Subfields: International Politics, Comparative Politics

Awards and Fellowships: Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute; Humane Studies Fellowship, $5,000, Institute for Humane Studies; Summer Funding Grant, $5,000, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College

Teaching Interests: International Political Economy, Trade Politics, Regulation, American Foreign Economic Policy, International Relations, and Globalization

Committee: David A. Deese (Chair), Timothy Crawford, Jennifer Erickson

Winslett's Curriculum Vitae

 

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