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Jeffrey Abramson

Professor of Government |
512 232 6224 |
JON 6.264 and by appt. in MEZ 3.148

Education: Ph.D., J.D., Harvard University

Interests: constitutional law, civil liberties, the jury, and political theory

Michael W Adams

Associate Professor of English |
512-471-4991 |
CAL 316

Education: Ph.D., 1973, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Legal writing; history of Western thought; the Bible as literature; the modern short story; the modern American novel

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Ari Adut

Associate Professor of Sociology |
512-232-4284 |
BUR 468

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Hina Azam

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies |
512-475-8393 (no voicemail) |
CAL 506

Education: Ph.D., 2007, Duke University, Department of Religion

Interests: Islamic jurisprudence, theology, exegesis, hadith studies; Women/sexuality and Islam; Sexual Violence in Islamic Law

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Daniela Bini

Professor, Department of French and Italian

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

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Douglas G. Biow

Professor of French and Italian; Director, Center for European Studies |
512-471-7267 |
HRH 2.110B

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Interests: Comparative Literature, French and Italian, Medieval Studies, Plan II Honors, Renaissance Italy: strategies for being conspicuous, professionalism, propriety, visual and verbal art

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Marc Bizer

Professor, French Studies |
512-471-7780 |
HRH 3.112B

Education: PhD, Princeton University

Interests: Nascent French identities: national, social, religious, authorial, gendered; tragedy and the tragic

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Daniel A Bonevac

Professor of Philosophy |
232-4333 |
WAG 403

Education: PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Interests: Philosophy; Logic; Moral Issues; Ethics; Philosophy in Popular Culture; Christian Philosophy.

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Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Professor; Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History |
512-475-7694 |
GAR 2.108

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Interests: Early Modern Atlantic History; History of Science and Colonialism; History of Knowledge; Colonial Spanish and British America.

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Julie C Casey

Lecturer, Humanities Honors Program |
512-652-8495 |
RLP 2.104

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Todd A. Curtis

Senior Lecturer |
512-471-5018 |
WAG 200A

Education: PhD, Newcastle University, UK

Interests: Ancient medicine and its reception, Rhetoric of ancient science

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Lesley A Dean-Jones

Professor and Chair, Department of Classics |
512 471 2352 |
WAG 123B

Education: Ph.D. 1987, Stanford

Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Medicine, Women in Antiquity

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Erik Dempsey

Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas |
(512) 471-6649 |
WAG 401

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George B. Forgie

Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of History |
512-475-7231 |
GAR 3.212

Education: Ph.D., 1972, Stanford University

Interests: U.S. political and constitutional history, 1763-1877; northern political writing during the Civil War; Abraham Lincoln

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Nathaniel Gilmore


Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

Interests: Early-modern political thought and jurisprudence, historical political thought, Rome in political thought.

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Benjamin Gregg

Professor in Government |
512-232-7274 |
MEZ 3.138

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University, Freie Universität Berlin

Interests: Social and political theory, human rights, political bioethics

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Elizabeth A Hedrick

Associate Professor of English

Education: Ph.D., 1986, Columbia University

Interests: Feminist theory since 1970; gender and science; eighteenth-century novel and drama; Samuel Johnson; history of charity and philanthropy.

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Ann Johns

Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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Jonathan Kaplan

Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies |
512-471-9453 |
Calhoun (CAL) 413

Education: Ph.D. 2010, Harvard University

Interests: Hebrew Bible(with specific interest in Song of Songs, Daniel, and Jonah), Second Temple Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic Judaism, Midrash, Literary Theory, History of Biblical Interpretation, Utopian Studies

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David Kornhaber

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University

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Brent Landau

Lecturer, Religious Studies

Education: Th.D., Harvard Divinity School

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Elon Lang

Lecturer, Humanities Honors Program |
512-471-3458 or 512-471-6649 |
WAG 401c

Education: PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Interests: Medieval Studies, English Literature, Textual Studies, Digital Humanities

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David L. Leal

Professor of Government |
512.471.1343 |
BAT 3.140

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Latino Politics and Policy

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Stephen H. Marshall

Associate Professor of American Studies |
471-4361 |
JES A232

Education: Ph.D., 2002, Government, Harvard University

Interests: ancient and modern political theory, the history of political thought, 20th century political and social thought, African American political thought; current research focuses on political evil, democratic theory, and race and social justice

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Alberto A. Martínez

Professor of History |

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, M.A. NYU

Interests: History of physics, Einstein, special relativity, history of math, scientific creativity.

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Tracie M. Matysik

Associate Professor of History

Education: Ph.D., 2001, Cornell University

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Steven Mintz

Professor of History |
512-475-7257 |
3.312 Garrison Hall

Education: Ph.D., Yale University, 1979

Shyamal Mitra

Senior Lecturer, Computer Science

Luisa Nardini

Associate Professor of Musicology

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Robert A. Olwell

Associate Professor of History |
512-475-7226 |
GAR 3.108

Education: Ph.D., 1991, Johns Hopkins University

Interests: Early Modern British-Atlantic World; American Revolution; Early American South; Slavery and Abolition

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Thomas G Palaima

Professor: Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor and Director, Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP) |
512-471-5742 or 512-471-8837 |

Education: Ph.D. 1980, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Aegean scripts & prehistory, Greek language, war & violence studies, public intellectual writing, music as social criticism, Dylanology

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Lorraine Pangle

Professor of Government; Co-Director, Jefferson Center |
512-232-1447 |
MEZ 3.134

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Thomas Pangle

Joe R. Long Endowed Chair In Democratic Studies, Department of Government; Co-Director, Jefferson Center |
512-232-1529 |
MEZ 3.154

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Classical political philosophy; the eighteenth century theoretical foundations of modern and especially American constitutionalism and political culture; nineteenth and twentieth century German political philosophy; post-modern political theory; the moral-philosophic basis of international relations; the dialogue between political theology and political philosophy

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David Prindle

Professor of Government |
512-232-7214 |
BAT 4.104

Education: Ph.D., MIT

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Adam T Rabinowitz

Associate Professor of Classics; Assistant Director, Institute of Classical Archaeology |
512-232-9319, 512-471-0197 |
WAG 17

Education: PhD 2004, University of Michigan

Interests: Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, archaeology of daily life, digital approaches to archaeology

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Mark Regnerus

Professor of Sociology |
512-232-6307 |
CLA 3.524

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Penne L. Restad

Distinguished Senior Lecturer, History

Education: Ph.D., 1994, University of Texas at Austin

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John P Rumrich

Arthur J. Thaman and Wilhelmina Dore' Thaman Endowed Professor in English #1 |
512 471 8115 |
PAR 315

Education: Ph.D., 1981, University of Virginia

Alan M Sager

Lecturer, Department of Government |
232-7233 |
MEZ 3.232

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Dima Shamoun


Education: Ph.D., George Mason University

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Dana Stauffer

Associate Professor of Instruction |
512-232-1448 |
MEZ 3.136

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

Interests: political thought, and women in political thought

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Devin Stauffer

Professor of Government |
512-232-1462 |
MEZ 3.144

Education: Ph.D., Boston College

Interests: classical and early modern political thought

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Jeffrey Tulis

Professor of Government, Professor of Law & Professor of Communication Studies |
512-232-7244 |
MEZ 3.152

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Political Theory, and American Politics

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Maurizio Viroli

Professor of Government |
512-232-7256 |
MEZ 3.150

Education: Ph.D., European University Institute in Florence

Interests: History of political thought; classical republicanism and neo-republicanism; Niccolò Machiavelli; Jean Jacques Rousseau; republican iconography; the relationship between religion and politics; patriotism; constitutionalism, classical rhetoric; political communication; citizenship and civic education

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Luke Waring

Assistant Professor |
512-475-6024 |
WCH 4.122

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests: Early Chinese literature and cultural history (1250 BCE-220 CE).

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Paul B Woodruff

Professor of Philosophy |
475-7000 |
FAC 406

Education: PhD, Princeton

Interests: Ancient philosophy, early Greek philosophy, aesthetics, democracy, virtue ethics, Socrates, Plato

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David S Yeager

Associate Professor of Psychology |
512-471-1846 |
SEA 5.104

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University