Professor Neal teaches courses in political theory. He is especially interested in modern political thought and the tradition of liberal-democratic political theory (and its critics). His recent research has focused upon the relationship between religion and liberal-democracy. He is the author of Liberalism and its Discontents (NYU Press), and numerous articles. Recent publications include, “Habermas, Religion and Citizenship,” (Politics and Religion, vol. 7, no. 2 (June, 2014) 318-338 and “Rawls, Abortion and Public Reason,” (Journal of Church and State, vol. 56, no. 2 (Spring, 2014) 323-346.
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
Modern Political Thought; Liberalism and its Critics; Theories of Justice
- B.A., West Virginia University
- M.A., University of Toronto
- Ph.D., University of Toronto
Old Mill Room 502
Research Leave - Spring 2020