Recent Dissertations

Jurisprudence & Social Policy (JSP)

Benjamin Chen, Essays on the Cost-Benefit Administrative State
Adam Hill, A Behavioral Approach to Contemporary Electoral Accountability
Stephen Galoob, A Liberal Theory of Reparations,
Jenny Denbow, Reproducing Autonomy
Alexander Rosas, Diversification of the Republic: Cultural Diversity in Contemporary France
Ross Astoria, Judging the Decalogue: The Ten Commandments and the Establishment Clause
Anni Kirkland, Personhood and Identity in American Law
Hamsa Murthy, Justice and the Foreigner: Illegal Alienage and the Dilemmas of Law and Government in Modern America
John Park, Legislation Unworthy of a Brave and Manly People: Membership and Belonging in Liberal Political Theory and American Public Law
Shalini Satkunandan, The Turn: Plato, Kant, and Heidegger on the Encounter with the Ground of Obligation


Jeffrey Kaplan, Weightless Normativity: A Theory of Law, Language, and More
Julian Jonker, In Defense of Directed Duties
Erin Beeghly: Seeing Difference: The Ethics and Epistemology of Stereotyping
Erich Hatala Matthes, Engaging with the Past: Essays on History, Value, and Practical Reason
Brian Berkey, Against Moderate Morality: The Demands of Justice in an Unjust World
Julia Nefsky, The Morality of Collective Harm
Benjamin Boudreaux, Recent Immigration and the Nation: An Account of the Demands of Immigration
Andy Engen, The Reactive Theory of Punishment
George Tsai, Moral Judgment and Historical Understanding
Agnes Callard, An Incomparabilist Account of Akrasia
Niko Kolodny, Relationships as Reasons

Political Science

Heroic Democracy: Thucydides, Pericles, and the Tragic Science of Athenian Greatness
Negotiating the Sharing Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Democracy in the Era of Neo-Liberal Capitalism
Rethinking Recognition: Freedom, Self-Definition, and Principles for Practice
War and Peace in the Political Thought of Francis Bacon


Eugene McCarthy, Corporate Personhood(s): The Incorporation of Novel Persons in American Law, Society, and Literature, 1870-1914
Teresa K-Sue Park, If Your World Was Built on Dispossession: Strategies of Conquest by Settlement in America
Alisa Sanchez, Preoccupations with Modernity: Geopolitics of Knowledge in Colombian Reproduction Laws
Satyel Larson, Bearing Knowledge: Law, Reproduction and the Female Body in Modern Morocco, 1912-Present
Angela Hill, “This Modern Day Slavery”: Sex Trafficking and Moral Panic in the United Kingdom