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Jonathan Culp, Ph.D.

Dr. Jonathan Culp

Director of International Studies 
Associate Professor

 Braniff 216
Phone: 972-265-5739


  History of Political Philosophy (especially Plato and Hume), American Founding, International Relations

  Ph.D., Boston College, Political Science, 2008
  B.A., St. John’s College (Annapolis), Liberal Arts, 2001  

Academic Post
  Associate Professor, University of Dallas, 2015- present
  Assistant Professor, University of Dallas, 2008 to 2014
  Instructor, Boston College, Fall 2006
  Instructor, Boston College, Summer 2004 (Portugal)

Recent Courses
  POL 3339 International Politics
  POL 3336 Comparative Politics
  POL 3331 Plato's Republic
  POL 3340 Globalization
  POL 4352 Contemporary Political Philosophy
  POL 1311 Principles of American Politics
  POL 3335/5303 Modernity and Post-Modernity
  POL 3331/5304 Plato's Republic
  POL 3336 Comparative Government
  POL 4353 Globalization
  POL 6388/5300 The Political Philosophy of Rousseau
  POL 6377. Plato's Gorgias

Publications and Presentations
Doctoral Dissertation: “Plato’s Critique of Injustice in the Gorgias and the Republic.”

“Strauss’s Reviews of Wild and Collingwood” (8,000 word chapter in Brill’s Companion to Leo Strauss’s Studies of Classical Political Thought, ed. Timothy Burns; invited submission; peer-reviewed publisher; to be published October 2015).

“Happy City, Happy Citizens? The Private Good and the Common Good in Plato’s Republic,” Interpretation 42.2 (2015) (peer reviewed).

“Who’s Happy in Plato’s Republic?” Polis: The Journal of Ancient Greek Political Thought 31 (2014), pp. 288-312 (peer-reviewed).

“Justice, Happiness, and the Sensible Knave:  Hume’s Incomplete Defense of the Just Life,” Review of Politics 75 (Spring 2013), pp. 193-219 (peer-reviewed)

“Plato” and “Aristotle” (with Robert Wood), entries for Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia (Sage, 2013) (invited).

Professional Awards
Jack Miller Center Fellow, Summer 2010
Bradley Dissertation Fellow, 2007-08
Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, 2006, 2007


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