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Nicholas Callaghan

Ph.D. Student

Chicago, Illinois


B.A. Benedictine College, Accounting, 2017

M.A. Hillsdale College, Politics, 2022

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“If the purpose of an education is to form the soul, then much of higher education has indeed strayed away from this. My goal and hope is to restore, in some way, this goal within higher education.”


Nicholas Callaghan grew up in Illinois, graduating from Benedictine College cum laude with a major in Accounting and minor in Economics. He worked for a few years in the greater Washington, D.C., area in accounting and finance before realizing he wanted to return to academia.

Conference Presentations

"Citizen or Subject: The Political Teaching of More’s Richard III as illumined by More’s Latin Epigrams."  Presented at the annual meeting of the Center for Thomas More Studies, Dallas, TX, November 2021.

Research Interests

Natural Law

American Progressivism and Liberalism

Politics, Faith & Culture

American Political Parties & Congress


Ancient Greek