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Jeannette Richard

Ph.D. Candidate

San Jose, California


B.A. Thomas Aquinas College, Liberal Arts, 2017

M.A. Hillsdale College, Politics, 2021

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“I came to study at Hillsdaleā€™s graduate program because I wanted to find the answers to two questions: What makes a political society just? And how can that justice best be achieved in America today?”


Jeannette Richard grew up in California and received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts at Thomas Aquinas College. Prior to joining the graduate program, she spent two years working in student affairs at her alma mater and interned as a journalist at the Media Research Center in Reston, Virginia.

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

Judith Finn Memorial Exemplary Master’s Graduate Award, 2021.


Noah Webster: Cultivating Patriotism in the New American Republic (in progress)

Research Interests

Founding Principles of American Government

Ancient Political Philosophy

Modern Political Philosophy

Conference Presentations

“A Response to Machiavelli: Prudent Christian Statesmanship in St. Thomas More’s History of King Richard III,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Steubenville, OH, October 2023.