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Alison McQueen

Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of History
Ph.D., Cornell University, Government (2012)
M.A., Cornell University, Government (2009)
M.A., University of Toronto, Political Science and International Relations (2005)
B.A., University of Guelph, International Development/Political Economy (2003)
Alison McQueen
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.

McQueen’s 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, the ethics and politics of catastrophe, and treason in the history of political thought.


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