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Mary Mathie

Ph.D Candidate in Political Science

B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College, 2005
M.A., Political Science, Baylor University, 2009

After receiving a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College, Mathie worked for the High Park Group, an advocacy firm in Toronto, as a researcher and consultant in public policy on energy, environment, and ethics. Her research interests include Greek political thought, especially Aristotle, politics and literature, and the American Founding and constitutional law.

Dissertation: Aquinas on Judgment, Justice, and the Unity of Peace


"Dwelling in the Land of the Penumbra: St. Thomas and the Supreme Court on Family, Privacy, and the Law of Nature," Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, 47.2: (2012)

Conference Presentations:

"Tocqueville on the 'Very Tiny' Objects of Democratic Art," Fifth Annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Waco, Texas, October 2011

"Virtue Loves Company: The Case of Priam," Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, Mass., November 2010

"Strauss and Grant on Secular Notions of Justice," Third Annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Waco, Texas, October 2009

"Love and Politics in Antony and Cleopatra," American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada, September 2009

Research Assistantship:

Dr. David Corey, Just War, Spring 2008

Courses Taught:

PSC 2343 Introduction to Western Political Philosophy, Fall 2010

PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development, Spring 2010 and Spring 2011

HON 3200 Rousseau's Reveries of a Solitary Walker, March 2010 (Honors Colloquium)

Teaching Apprenticeships:

Baylor University:
PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development, Spring 2009, Fall 2012, Spring 2013

PSC 3330 The American Presidency, Fall 2009

PSC 3363 Western Political Thought: Classical and Medieval, Fall 2008
College of the Holy Cross, Visiting Lecturer
Political Science 234, American Political Thought, 2: 1830-Present, Spring 2012

Political Science 101, Introduction to Political Philosophy, Spring 2012