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 area of interest is American Politics and the synthesis between Political Development and Political Thought in American history and institutional development.

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
“Maimonides''s Guide as a Forerunner to Aquinas’s Reimagining of Being/Essence as Act/Potency,” Association for Core Texts and Courses, Dallas TX, April 2023.

“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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