Timothy Tennyson

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: Political Theory | American Politics

Email: ttennyson@wisc.edu

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Research Interests

History of Political Thought, Civic Education, Early-Modern Liberalism, Contemporary Liberal Education


Tim is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Wisconsin Madison. His research examines the intersection of epistemology and civic education in early-modern liberalism. He is also interested in Ancient Roman political thought and contemporary liberal theory.

Tim graduated from Carthage College with a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Political Science in 2017. He also spent a year (2017-2018) teaching English and European History at Chongqing Normal University in China.

Dissertation Title

“Fostering Freedom: Judgment in Early-Modern Liberal Educational and Political Thought”

List of Publications

Tennyson, Timothy T. 2022. “Cicero’s Romulus and the Crafting of Historical Exempla.” History of Political Thought, Vol. 43, No.1. (Forthcoming)

Courses Taught

PS 461: Education, Inequality, and Citizenship in the History of Political Thought [Interdisciplinary Seminar in Philosophy, Economics, and History] (Spring 2022)

TA for

Political Science 160: Introduction to Political Theory, Spring 2020, Spring 2021

Political Science 360: History of American Political Thought, Fall 2021


IHS Fellowship (Fall 2021)

IHS Fellowship (Summer 2020)

IHS Fellowship (Summer 2019)