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Craig French Professorial Lecturer Department of Government

Degrees
PhD, Georgetown University
MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science
LLB, King's College London

Bio
Craig French is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Government at American University, where he teaches classes in political theory. His teaching and research interests include political realism, democratic theory, global justice, the ethics of immigration, and theories of political legitimacy. He is also interested in the reception of figures usually associated with Continental philosophy into contemporary Anglo-American political thought, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Hannah Arendt.

Craig previously taught at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar, the University of South Florida, The College of William & Mary, and The George Washington University. His articles have appeared in Polity and The Journal of International Political Theory.

He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, Renee, their son, Rhys, and their rough collie, Leo.
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Teaching

Spring 2024

  • GOVT-105 Indiv Freedom vs Auth

  • GOVT-105 Indiv Freedom vs Auth

  • GOVT-208 Justice and Citizenship