Dr. Ethan Alexander-Davey

Assistant Professor of Political Science
History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Office Address:
D. Rich Hall
Room 209
Mailing Address:
PO Box 356
Buies Creek, NC 27506

Biography

Dr. Alexander-Davey grew up in Narragansett, Rhode Island. He received a BA in Russian and ancient Greek from Amherst College, after which he spent a year as a Fulbright Fellow in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has an M.Phil. in Russian Studies from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has held postdoctoral fellowships in the Political Science department at Washington University in St. Louis, in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at University of Virginia, and in the John Marshall International Center at University of Richmond. At Campbell he teaches the History of Political Thought from the ancient to the modern period, Constitutional Law, and American National Government. He has published peer-reviewed articles on early modern English, Dutch, and French constitutionalism in journals such as History of Political Thought and Constitutional Studies. He is a co-editor with Richard Avramenko of Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times (Lexington Books, 2018). He has several other research projects on such topics as nationalism, federalism, political economy, and leadership. Dr. Alexander-Davey is a member of the Ciceronian Society, and the Simone Weil Center. 


Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Political Science)
  • MPhil, Cambridge University (Russian Studies)
  • BA, Amherst College (Russian & Ancient Greek)

Career Highlights

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science at Campbell University (2017-)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in the John Marshall International Center at University of Richmond (2016-17)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at UVA (2014-16)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis (2013-14)
  • Teaching Assistant at UW-Madison (2007-13)

Organizations

  • Ciceronian Society
  • Simone Weil Center
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Editorial

  • Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times. Edited by Ethan Alexander-Davey and Richard Avramenko (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018)
  • Alexander-Davey, Ethan. "Visions of Aristocracy". In Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times. Edited by Ethan Alexander-Davey and Richard Avramenko (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018)
  • Alexander-Davey, Ethan. "Aristocracy and the Kallipolis: Konstantin Leontiev and the Politics of 'Flourishing Complexity'". In Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times. Edited by Ethan Alexander-Davey and Richard Avramenko (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018)
  • Alexander-Davey, Ethan. "Restoring Lost Liberty in France: François Hotman and the Nationalist Origins of Constitutional Self-Government," Constitutional Studies, 1 (1) 2016.
  • Alexander-Davey, Ethan. "Nationhood and Constitutionalism in the Dutch Republic: An Examination of Hugo Grotius’ Antiquity of the Batavian Republic," History of Political Thought, 37 (3) 2016.
  • Alexander-Davey, Ethan. "Constitutional Self-Government and Nationalism: Hobbes, Locke, and George Lawson," History of Political Thought, 35 (3) 2014.
  • Alexander-Davey, Ethan. "Ugliness, Emptiness and Boredom: Dostoevsky on the Secular Humanist Social Religion," in Dostoevsky’s Political Thought. Edited by R. Avramenko & L. Trepanier, (Landam, MD: Lexington Books, 2013), pp.115-140.