Alison McQueen

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Associate Professor for Distinguished Teaching
Green Hall, Room 3-S-8

Alison McQueen is an associate professor in the departments of political science and history, by courtesy, at Stanford University. Her research focuses on early modern political theory and the history of international relations thought.  Her book, “Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), traces the responses of three canonical political realists—Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Hans Morgenthau—to hopes and fears about the end of the world. A second book project, “Absolving God: Hobbes’s Scriptural Politics,” tracks and explains changes in Thomas Hobbes’s strategies of Scriptural argument over time.  Her other ongoing research projects explore treason and betrayal in the history of political thought, the ethics and politics of catastrophe, and digital tools for tracking conceptual change.