Matthew Reising

Matthew Reising
Teacher of Record
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Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science

B.A., History, Philosophy, and Political Science, Ashland University, 2019
M.A., Political Science, Baylor University, 2021

After finishing his undergraduate education at Ashland University as an Ashbrook Scholar, Matthew entered the PhD program at Baylor in the fall of 2019. His primary field of interest is Medieval Political Philosophy (Aquinas, Al-Farabi, and Avicenna) and Ancient Political Historiography (Herodotus and Plutarch). His secondary field of interest is American Political Thought and American Political Development, especially the colonial period and the American founding.

Refereed Articles
"James Otis and the Glorious Revolution in America," American Political Thought 11, no. 2 (2022): 161-184.  

Teaching Experience
Teacher of Record, Baylor
PSC 1305 American National Government, Spring 2022
PSC 2343 Western Political Philosophy, Fall 2022

Conference Presentations
“Herodotus and the Case for Persian Freedom,” Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston MA, Nov 2022

“Carey, Aquinas, and a Reappraisal of Natural Law and the Problem of Virtue,” Southern Political Science Association, San Antonio TX, Jan 2022

“Stitching Eudaimonia: Frankenstein and Aristotle on Solitude and the Pursuit of Happiness,” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia PA, Nov 2019

Department of Political Science

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