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Alison E.J. McQueen

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Alison E.J. McQueen

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Cornell University


Alison McQueen is an Associate Professor of Political Science.  Her research focuses on early modern political theory and the history of International Relations thought.  Alison’s book manuscript, Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times (under contract), 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. Her 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 normative and methodological questions within political realism, methods of textual interpretation, and the ethics and politics of catastrophe.