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Khalil Habib

Associate Professor of Politics, Allison and Dorothy Rouse Chair in Politics

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“Wonder is the beginning of the quest for wisdom and self-knowledge.”

~ Khalil Habib


B.A. Political Science, University of Maine, 1996

M.A. Political Science, University of Toronto, 1997

Ph.D. Philosophy, Boston University, 2006

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

Summer Institute on Medieval Political Philosophy, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2014

Faculty Recognition Award, Salve Regina University, 2009

Media Relations Award, Salve Regina University, 2009 – 2010

Earhart Fellowship, 2001 – 2003

Courses Taught

POL 101: U.S. Constitution
POL 211: Classical Political Philosophy
POL 416 / 504: Modern Political Philosophy and Literature
POL 604: Early Modern Political Philosophy
POL 724: Tocqueville

Select Publications

“Plague and Empire in Thucydides’s The Peloponnesian War,” in Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters: Reflections of Political Theory from Antiquity to the Age of COVID, ed. Lee Trapanier. Routledge, 2022.

Is Machiavelli a Friend or Foe of Liberty?,” in Liberty Matters. Liberty Fund, May 2022.

The Soul of Statesmanship: Shakespeare on Nature, Virtue, and Political Wisdom. Edited with L. Joseph Hebert. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.

Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization: Citizens Without States. Edited with Lee Trepanier. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 2011.

“The Bastard: Honor, Integrity, and the need for Nations in King John.” In The Soul of Statesmanship: Shakespeare on Nature, Virtue, and Political Wisdom. 117-40. Ed. Khalil Habib and L. Joseph Hebert. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018).

“Christianity and Western Civilization: An Introduction to Christopher Dawson’s Religion and the Rise of Western Culture.” The Political Science Reviewer 41, no. 2 (2017): 164-89.

“Faith and Reason in Montesquieu.” Ramify 5, no. 2 (2016): 1-15.

“The Meaning of Socrates’ Asceticism in Aristophanes’ Clouds.” In The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom. 29-45. Ed. Jeremy J. Mhire and Bryan-Paul Frost. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2014.

“The Epic of Gilgamesh: Death and the Education of a Tyrant.” International Journal of the Humanities 6, no.7 (2008). 73-77.