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Areas of Expertise

  • Political Philosophy
  • Democratic Theory
  • American Political Thought

Keegan F. Callanan

Associate Professor, Middlebury College

Areas of Expertise

  • Political Philosophy
  • Democratic Theory
  • American Political Thought

Keegan Callanan is Associate Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, where he holds the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Political Philosophy.  He is author of Montesquieu’s Liberalism and the Problem of Universal Politics (Cambridge, 2018) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Montesquieu (under contract, Cambridge).  His writing has appeared in publications such as History of Political ThoughtPolitical Research Quarterly, and the Wall Street Journal.  Prof. Callanan has held visiting fellowships at Princeton University and the University of Virginia.  In 2019, he was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities.  At Middlebury College, he has taught courses in the history of political philosophy, contemporary political theory, and American politics.  He serves as Director of the Alexander Hamilton Forum.  A graduate of Bowdoin College, he received his MA and PhD from Duke University.

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