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Kimberley Burns, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Political Science, Boston College
B.A., Philosophy, University of Winnipeg

Academic Appointments

Assistant Affiliate Professor, University of Dallas, 2021 - 
Professorial Lecturer of Political Science, George Washington University, 2019
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Dallas 2015-2018
Lecturer, University of Texas in Austin, 2015
Adjunct Instructor, University of Dallas,  2013-14   
Teaching Fellow,  Boston College 2013, 2011

Recent Courses

POL 1311 Principles of American Politics
POL 3332 Aristotle's Politics


Selected Publications

“Individual Genius and Common Culture, a review of Jeffrey Church's Nietzsche's ‘Unfashionable Observations.’ (Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 2019. Pp. 256.).” The Review of Politics 82, no. 4 (2020): 625–28.

Review of “Nelson Lund: Rousseau's Rejuvenation of Political Philosophy: A New Introduction. (USA: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016. Pp. Vii, 282.).” The Review of Politics 82, no. 1 (2020): 167–70.

“The Political Possibilities of the Faith of the Savoyard Vicar.” 
The Rousseauian Mind, eds. Christopher Kelly and Eve Grace. New York: Routledge, 2021: pp. 376–86. 


Roundtable discussant for Jeffrey Church’s Nietzsche’s Unfashionable Observations. American Political Science Association Conference in DC, August 2019.

Discussant at the Braniff College Conference, University of Dallas, January 2018.

“In the Place of Poul-Serrho; on the Vicar’s Reticence on Hell.” At Northeastern Political Science Conference, November 2017.

“Rousseau’s Religious Project.” at Northeastern Political Science Conference, November 2016.

“Promises of Utility and the Soul of the Bourgeois,” at The Enduring Challenge of Rousseau’s Thought: Tercentenary Conference, held by Colorado College and The Rousseau Association/Association Rousseau, December 2012.

“The Sanctity of the Social Contract,” at Northeastern Political Science Conference, November 2012.