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Postdoctoral Fellows

Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz is the 2014-2016 postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy. His interests are in modern, contemporary, and continental political theory. He work focuses on the nature of political judgment, realism in political theory, and environmental political theory. In 2016, his book, Arendt's Judgment: Freedom, Responsibility, Citizenship, will be appearing with the University of Pennsylvania Press. He also has work appearing in the European Journal of Political Theory. He is currently developing projects on judgment and political theory, realism in political theory, and environmental political thought. He has taught course on modern ideologies, radical political economy, and environmental political theory. View his CV and Professional Materials here.

Contact: jschwartz8@wisc.edu

Brendon Westler 

Brendon Westler is the 2016-2018 postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy.  He received his PhD in political science from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2016.  His research interests are in Modern and Contemporary Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Hispanic Political Thought, Comparative Political Theory.  His research falls at the intersection of modern and contemporary political thought, exploring the formation of political ideologies in the Hispanic context.  In particular, his work has explored the nature and development of liberalism in Spain.  Work from this project has been published in the Journal of the History of Ideas and the Review of Politics.  Currently, he is working on a book manuscript entitled, José Ortega y Gasset and the Legacies of Spanish Liberalism. View his Professional Materials here

Nicole Bonoff

Nicole Bonoff is conducting research in African Politics with a focus on randomized control trial experiments of large foreign assistance programs. 

Contact: bonoff@wisc.edu