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Political Theory Workshop: Alison McQueen

When: Monday, March 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Scott Hall, 212, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Marcett Crockett   (847) 491-5364

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic


Please join the Political Theory Colloquium as they host Prof. Alison E.J. McQueen (Stanford), "Absolving God's Laws: Thomas Hobbes's Scriptural Politics"

Alison McQueen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.  Her research focuses on early modern political theory and the history of International Relations thought. Her book, Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times (Cambridge University Press, 2018), traces the responses of three canonical political realists—Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Hans Morgenthau—to hopes and fears about the end of the world. A second book project, Absolving God: Hobbes’s Scriptural Politics, tracks and explains changes in Thomas Hobbes’s strategies of Scriptural argument over time.  Her other ongoing research projects explore methods of textual interpretation and the ethics and politics of catastrophe.

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