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Laura K. Field


Visiting Assistant Professor


Department of Government
General profile

Office hours

MW 2:00-4:00 pm, or by appointment


Laura K. Field is Visiting Assistant Professor of Government in Political Theory. Her research interests include rhetoric and political change, philosophic autobiography and the rhetoric of the self, modern science and intellectualism, and environmental theory. Laura is excited about the ways in which thinkers of the past can contribute to modern flourishing, and has published articles and taught courses on both the ancients and the moderns. She is currently working on a book about the autobiographical rhetoric of Rousseau and Nietzsche.

At Georgetown this Fall, Laura taught a course called The Classical Quest for Justice, and a course on the respective cultural achievements of Rousseau and Nietzsche. She is currently teaching a course on environmental political theory, as well as a critical history of social science for Honors Government students and for students enrolled in the minor in Social and Political Thought.