Ioannis Evrigenis, Ph.D.

Alice Tweed Tuohy Professor of Government and Ethics




Ioannis (Yannis) Evrigenis is the Alice Tweed Tuohy Professor of Government and Ethics at Claremont McKenna College.  His research centers on natural law and rights, psychology, rhetoric, and sovereignty in the history of political thought. He is the author of Images of Anarchy: The Rhetoric and Science in Hobbes's State of Nature (2014) and of articles and chapters on a wide range of issues and thinkers in political theory, as well as co-editor of Johann Gottfried Herder's Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings (2004). Evrigenis received the Delba Winthrop Award for Excellence in Political Science for his book Fear of Enemies and Collective Action (2008), as well as the RSA/TCP Article Prize for Digital Renaissance Research, from the Renaissance Society of America, for his article “Digital Tools and the History of Political Thought: The Case of Jean Bodin.” He is currently working on a new translation of Bodin's Six Books on the Commonwealth.

Evrigenis holds a BA from Grinnell College, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and AM and PhD degrees from Harvard University. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Herrnstein Prize. He has received grants and fellowships from Fulbright, Princeton’s University Center for Human Values, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Earhart Foundation, among others, as well as five Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.


B.A., Grinnell College; M.Sc., London School of Economics & Political Science; A.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., Harvard University

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