Prof. Teresa M. Bejan

Curriculum Vitae

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Academic Appointments

 

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD                   

Associate Professor of Political Theory, Department of Politics and International Relations

Tutorial Fellow, Oriel College

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO        

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto Mississauga

Assistant Professor, Graduate Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY        

Mellon Research Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Lecturer, Department of Political Science 

 

 

Education

YALE UNIVERSITY, Ph.D. with Distinction, Department of Political Science   

Dissertation: Mere Civility: Toleration and its Limits in Early Modern England and America

Committee: Bryan Garsten (Chair), Karuna Mantena, Steven Smith, James Q. Whitman 

Winner of the 2015 APSA Leo Strauss Award in Political Philosophy

 

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, M.Phil., Political Thought and Intellectual History   

Dissertation: The Political Thought of John Milton’s Of Education

Supervisors: Mark Goldie, Quentin Skinner

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, B.A. with Honors, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts  

 

Publications

 

BOOKS 

Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration (forthcoming with Harvard University Press, Jan. 2017)

 

(ed.) John Locke: Four Letters on Toleration, 2 vols., The Clarendon Edition of the Works of 

John Locke (The Clarendon Press, Oxford, engaged).

 

ARTICLES (REFEREED)

 

“John Locke on Toleration, (In)civility, and the Quest for Concord,” History of Political  Thought (forthcoming).

“Difference without Disagreement: Re-thinking Hobbes on ‘Independency’ and Toleration,”

Review of Politics (Jan 2016).

“Evangelical Toleration,” The Journal of Politics (October 2015).

 

“‘The Bond of Civility’: Roger Williams on Toleration and its Limits,” History of European 

Ideas 37 (2011), 409-420.

 

 “Teaching the Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Education,” Oxford Review of Education 36:5 

(2010), 607-626.  Reprinted in the collection, Ideas of Education: Political and Philosophical Perspectives from Plato to the Nineteenth Century, edited by C. Brooke and E. Frazer,(Routledge, 2013).

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

“First Impressions: Hobbes, Education, and Imprinting,” invited chapter for Hobbes on

Politics and Religion, edited by Robin Douglass and Laurens van Apeldoorn (Oxford

University Press, under contract).

“‘When the Word of the Lord Runs Freely’: Roger Williams and Evangelical Toleration,” 

invited chapter for The Lively Experiment: The Story of Religious Toleration in America, 

from Roger Williams to the Present, edited by Christopher Beneke and Christopher Grenda (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).

 

“The Difficult Work of Liberal Civility,” co-authored with Bryan Garsten, invited chapter for 

Civility, Legality, and the Limits of Justice, edited by Austin Sarat (Cambridge University 

Press, 2014).

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

Forum on Saba Mahmood’s Religious Freedom in a Secular Age: A Minority Report, in The Journal of Politics, Religion, and Ideology  (forthcoming)

“Review of J. Judd Owen’s Making Religion Safe for Democracy,” Review of Politics

(forthcoming)

“Review of John Coffey’s Exodus and Liberation,” Politics and Religion (Aug 2014)

 

“Quentin Skinner: the Art of Theory interview.”   (Nov/Dec 2011)

Published in two parts, “Quentin Skinner on Meaning and Method” and “Quentin Skinner 

in Context,” in The Art of Theory (www.artoftheory.com).

 

WORKING PAPERS

“Acknowledging Equality (or, Hobbes and Hats)” (7th annual Balzan-Skinner lecture, in

preparation for submission to the Historical Journal)

“For the Want Whereof this Nation Perishes’: John Milton on Education”

“Reconsidering Tolerance: Theory and Practice for the 21st Century” (with Calvert Jones)

“New Worlds: Williams, Penn, and the place of Utopia in Colonial Founding”

“Locke, the Letter, and the rise of ‘Liberal’ Toleration”

“Toleration or Concord?  Rawls’s Eirenic Liberalism”

 

 

Awards & Honors

 

Balzan-Skinner Fellowship in Modern Intellectual History, University of Cambridge  

Leo Strauss Award for the best dissertation in Political Theory, APSA   

Connaught New Researcher Award, University of Toronto   

Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University      

Leylan Fellowship, for exceptional work in the Humanities, Yale University   

Yale University Dissertation Fellowship      

Falk Fellowship, for the study of American Politics, Yale University      

Fox Fellowship, for research at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge      

Robert C. Wood Prize, New England Political Science Association   

For the best graduate student paper in any field of political science at the annual meeting.

Yale University Graduate Fellowship      

University Scholar, University of Chicago     

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago   

 

Lectures & Invited Talks 

 

“Acknowledging Equality: Respect and Contempt in 17th-c. English Political Thought”   

7th Annual Balzan-Skinner Lecture, CRASSH/University of Cambridge

 

“For the Want Whereof this Nation Perishes’: John Milton on Education”

Oriel College, University of Oxford

 

“‘Liberal’ Toleration: from Concordia to Tolerantia” 

Symposium on Toleration, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

“Wars of Words: Civility and Toleration in Early Modern Political Thought”       

Invited Lecture, Department of Political Science, University of California at Davis 

 

“Difference without Disagreement: Re-thinking the Tolerant Hobbes”        

Political Theory Workshop, Georgetown University

 

“‘If It Be Without Contention’: Hobbes on Difference without Disagreement”       

Political Thought and Intellectual History Seminar, University of Cambridge

 

“Toleration, Difference, Disagreement”       

“Religious Toleration in the Modern World,” Goettingen Institute for Advanced Studies 

in the Humanities and Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuettel, Germany

 

 “Mere Civility: Tolerating Disagreement in Early Modern England and America” 

Invited Lecture, Society of Fellows, Columbia University

 

“The Difficult Work of Liberal Civility”       

Co-authored with Bryan Garsten, invited paper for “Civility, Legality, and the Limits of 

Justice” conference at the University of Alabama School of Law

 

 

 

Conferences & Workshops

 

“Missionary Political Thought,” invited paper for “Global Enlightenment” conference

Princeton University

“Reconsidering Tolerance: Theory and Practice for the 21st Century,” co-authored with

Calvert W. Jones (University of Maryland)

American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA           

Invited participant, “Author Meets Critics: Steven B. Smith, Modernity and its Discontents

American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA           

“Mere Civility”

Seminar in Constitutional Thought, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford

“The Anti-Utopian Roger Williams”      

Invited paper for Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Providence, RI

“Acknowledging Equality”

Harvard Political Theory Workshop

CRASSH work in progress seminar, Cambridge

Political Theory Research Workshop, All Soul’s College, Oxford

“Liberal Toleration? Locke and Rawls on Concord”                                                 

History of Political Thought seminar, Oxford                                                        

Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Juan PR

 

“Mirrors for Citizens: The Political Thought of John Milton’s Of Education”          

American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

History of Political Ideas Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London

 

“Hobbes against Hate Speech”          

European Hobbes Society Annual Meeting, King’s College London      

 

“Persecution of the Tongue”         

Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Toronto ON         

 

 “Evangelical Toleration”      

Workshop on “The Toleration of Tolerations” at the Society of Fellows, Columbia University  

Ethics at Noon workshop, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto        

 

Invited participant in roundtable discussion of Rainer Forst’s Toleration in Conflict 

Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

 

“‘If It Be Without Contention’: Hobbes on Difference without Disagreement”       

European Hobbes Society Annual Meeting, King’s College London

 

“Evangelical Toleration?”        

“Spectacle of Toleration,” conference hosted by Newport Historical Society, Newport, RI

 

“Persecution of the Tongue: Toleration and Religious Insult in Early Liberal Political Thought” American Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL     

 

“Persecution of the Tongue: Roger Williams and John Locke on Toleration and Free Expression”

Political Theory Workshop, Yale University        

 

“Locke on Toleration, (In)civility, and the Quest for Concord”       

Paper accepted for presentation at American Political Science Association meeting

 

“Difference without Disagreement: Hobbes on Toleration”       

Political Thought and Intellectual History Workshop, Cambridge 

 

“John Locke on Toleration, Comprehension, and Concord”      

Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL

 

Invited participant in roundtable discussion of Eric Foner’s The Fiery Trial       

“Rethinking Lincoln,” conference hosted by Yale Center for the Study of Representative 

Institutions

 

“Freedom and Just Punishment in the Thought of John Locke”       

Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL

 

 “Missionary Toleration: Roger Williams on Conversion and Civility”      

New England Political Science Association annual meeting, Newport, RI   

-Winner of Robert C. Wood Prize for best graduate paper in all fields of political science

 

Teaching 

 

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Plato to Rousseau (undergraduate lecture)

Theorizing the Democratic State

Theory of Politics

Machiavelli to Burke (MPhil seminar)

Plato and Aristotle (MPhil seminar)

Research Design Seminar (MPhil seminar)

Constructing the Text: Locke's Letters on Toleration (archival methods option)

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO        

Introduction to Political Theory

Toleration and its Limits

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY       

Contemporary Civilization (Columbia Core ethics and political thought course)

Foundations of American Political Thought

 

YALE UNIVERSITY (as seminar leader/teaching fellow)                

The Political Philosophy of Hobbes (graduate seminar guest-instructor)

Modern Political Philosophy (guest-lecturer on Locke)

Ancient Political Philosophy

Moral Foundations of Politics

Lincoln at 200 (writing-intensive course)

 

Academic Service & Activities

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Political Science Association, Canadian Political Science Association, Social Science History Association, Association for Political Theory, Conference for the Study of Political Thought, Organization of American Historians

 

RESEARCH GROUPS

 

History of Political Thought Network (Oxford), Political Theory Research Network (Oxford), Centre for Ethics (University of Toronto), European Hobbes Society, Conference for the Study of Political Thought, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (University of Toronto), Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (2011-2013), Yale Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Society (2007-2013)

 

REFEREE

 

Journals: American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, British Journal of the History of Philosophy, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Journal of Church and State, Locke Studies

 

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

 

Co-Convener (with Elizabeth Frazer and Simon Caney), conference on “Public Life and

Religious Diversity,” University of Oxford

Co-Convener (with Sophie Smith), conference on “The Historical Rawls”            

            Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

Co-Convener, Oxford Political Theory Research Workshop    

Organizer, “The Toleration of Tolerations,” one-day workshop      

Featured papers by Andrew Sabl (UCLA/Yale) and Ira Katznelson (Columbia)

Society of Fellows, Columbia University

Co-organizer and participant, Roundtable on Rainer Forst’s Toleration in Conflict      

Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

Co-organizer, “Materiality,” invited lecture series, Columbia Society of Fellows   

Convener, “Toleration and its Limits,” reading group/speaker series, Yale University  

Editorial Board Member, The Art of Theory, www.artoftheory.com       

Conference Committee Member, “Politics, Order, Law,” Cambridge University   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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