Craig Ewasiuk, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science
Office: 5022 MacAlister
Phone: (215) 895-0994
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- B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1998
- M.A., Political Science, Cornell University, 2004
- Ph.D., Political Science, Cornell University, 2008
I am an assistant teaching professor in the Department of History and Politics. I teach courses in ancient and modern political theory, as well as a handful of courses in American Politics.
My primary research field is modern political thought, particularly 19th and 20th century continental theory, as well as early liberalism. My dissertation dealt with the place of historical cycles in the writings of Hobbes, Hegel and Nietzsche, and I recently completed an article on Hobbes’s rendition of the myth of Prometheus.
I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, and my love of political theory stems from the work I completed while I was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. At that time, my intellectual curiosity was sparked by the writings of Pierre Bourdieu, Thomas Frank, and Nikolas Rose, among others.
- “Contingency in Hegel''s Constitutional Thought,” March 2009, Western Political Science Association annual meeting, Vancouver.
- “Modernity is the Ouroboros: Circular Processes in Hegel’s Account of History,” August 2006, Foundations of Political Thought Workshop, American Political Science Association annual meeting, Philadelphia.
- “Hobbes is a Horticulturalist, Nature is a Garden: Fictionalist Readings of Thomas Hobbes,” April 2005, Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago.
- “Recurrence in Hegel’s Philosophy of History,” March 2004, the Western Political Science Association annual meeting, Portland.
- “Think the Absent, Think the Infinite: Counterfactual Assertions in Hobbes and Kant,” November 2002, the Northeastern Political Science Association annual meeting, Providence.
- “Can We Understand Post-History as Counterfactual?” September 2002, the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston.