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Jonathan Culp, Ph.D.


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

Professional Experience

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

Research Interests

History of Political Philosophy and George Orwell

Selected Publications

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).

Review of Jeff J.S. Black’s Rousseau’s Critique of Science, in Interpretation 38.1 (Fall 2010), pp. 95-102.