Catherine Craig

Assistant Professor

Political Science
Office: ART 239
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2-3pm
Phone: 250.807.8443

Research Summary

History of Political Philosophy; Politics and Literature; Politics and Art; Politics and Myths; Classical Political Thought; Plato


PhD, Baylor University; MA, Baylor; BA St. Thomas University

Selected Publications & Presentations


On Memory and The Political Art in Plato’s Statesman (Lexington Press, 2023)

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Heroes for a Democratic Age: Friendship in Only Murders in the Building” in Heroism in American Political Thought. Lexington Press. Ed. Aaron Kushner and Stephen Clouse. (Forthcoming)

“Philosophy, Sexuality, and the Rational Soul in Plato’ Statesman,” co-authored with Ann Ward. History of Political Thought, February 2023.

“Hurricane Katrina: Finding Freedom in James Lee Burke’s Tin Roof Blowdown” in Diseases, Disasters, and Political Theory. Ed. Lee Trepanier. Routledge. 2022.

“JMW Turner and Painting Politics,” co-authored with Sara MacDonald in The Artistic Foundations of Nations and Citizens: Art, Literature, and the Political Community. Ed. Ann Ward. Routledge. 2021.

“Wit’s Justice in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics” co-authored with Sara MacDonald, The Political Science Reviewer, 2020.

Book Reviews:

The Female Drama: The Philosophical Feminine in the Soul of Plato’s Republic By: Charlotte C.S Thomas. Ancient Philosophy. Fall 2022.


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