Associate Professor of Philosophy
I work across the history of European philosophy, ethics, bioethics, philosophy of mind, science, and technology, social & political philosophy, and African philosophy. My research and teaching interests focus on problems that arise at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and the sciences. I explicitly work to combine historical with contemporary perspectives when responding to philosophical problems.
My book Nietzsche’s Free Spirit Philosophy was published in 2015, and my research has also appeared in the American Journal of Bioethics, AJOB-Neuroscience, the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, the Journal of Value Inquiry, the South African Journal of Philosophy, and the Journal of Nietzsche Studies, as well in multiple edited collections.
I am also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.
I teach classes in International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, and Environmental Politics and Policy. I particularly support the efficacy of experiential learning. I attempt to work simulations and other interactive learning formats into my classes, and have also engaged students outside the classroom by supervising internships, and organizing learning experiences abroad: in Canada, Ireland, and Nicaragua.
In my own work, I am interested in conflict in divided societies, and the peace processes that bring such conflicts to an end. I have also worked in international (economic and political) development, and in the social dynamics of the international system – the ways ideas shape the behavior of international actors, and how that behavior in turn helps to shape the systemic patterns present in international relations.
In January of 2018, I became the Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac. The Institute provides additional opportunities for student engagement, through its promotion of global learning opportunities such as the Annual summits of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, opportunities at the United Nations, and many service and learning opportunities on campus.
Come see me and talk about your interests and goals! Perhaps we can find opportunities for you to explore further.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Thornton Lockwood is an Associate Professor of philosophy at Quinnipiac University. His research focuses on ancient Greek and Roman ethical and political thought, and he has published the co-edited volume Aristotle’s Politics: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His research on Aeschylus, Plato, and Aristotle has been accepted for publication in journals such as Phronesis, the Journal of the History of Philosophy, Apeiron, Interpretation, Ancient Philosophy, and Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie; he is also the Associate Editor and Editor of Book Reviews at Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought. His teaching interests include global justice and the philosophy of war and peace. He is currently at work on several papers which deal with Cicero’s account of friendship and Aristotle’s account of the best constitution.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program
I am currently an Associate Professor of Political Science, and the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Quinnipiac University. My training is in both American politics (and theory) and women’s and gender studies, and my teaching is focused on the nexus of the two.
Ph.D. 2006 Rutgers University (Political Science); M.A. 2004 Rutgers University (Political Science); B.A. 1998 Denison University (Political Science and Women’s Studies)
Additional Training: Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, Rutgers University; Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Ohio State University, 2003; ICPSR Quantitative Methods of Social Research Program, University of Michigan, 2002
PO 131 Introduction to American Government; WS 101 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies; PO 225 American Political Movements; PO/WS 387 Women and Public Policy; PO/WS 219 Women in Political Thought; PO 303 Political Inquiry; PO 408 Senior Seminar
I was honored to receive the “Outstanding Faculty Award” from the Student Government Association in 2016.
I am interested in questions of political representation and “descriptive” representation of non-dominant demographic groups. I have done extensive work on the political communication and advertisements of candidates for statewide and national office, as well as interdisciplinary work with colleagues in marketing about product advertisements and gender. I use content analysis, experimental, quantitative, and theoretical methods in my research.
Marcos S. Scauso
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Marcos S. Scauso is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University, Department of Philosophy and Political Science. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. His research lies at the intersection of International Relations and identity politics, with a concentration on indigenous voices in post-colonial Latin America and issues of intersectionality. Marcos Scauso holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a primary focus on International Relations and secondary interests in Political Theory, from the University of California, Irvine. He has directed two research documentaries about indigenous activisms in Argentina and Bolivia, which inspired his current book project. Intersectional Decoloniality: Reimagining IR and the Problem of Difference builds on extensive fieldwork in Bolivia to discuss indigenous voices that provide new pathways for reimagining how we conceptualize the problem of difference in International Relations, the continuing impact of legacies of colonialism, and the prospects for global peace and coexistence.