Michael C. Hawley is a postdoctoral fellow and Managing Director of the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions. He specializes in political theory, and religion and politics, with current research interests including theories of rhetoric, Roman and early modern political thought, Islamic and Christian political philosophy, and modern just war theory. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from Duke University, and a B.A. in political science from Tufts University. He was a 2020 appointee to the Maine Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and has served as a visiting assistant professor and postdoctoral research fellow at Bowdoin College and the University of Notre Dame, respectively.
His work has been published in the Journal of Politics, Polis, History of European Ideas, Polity, and the European Journal of Political Theory. He is the author of Natural Law Republicanism: Cicero’s Liberal Legacy (Oxford University Press: forthcoming).