Dr. Justin Garrison

Associate Professor


Department: Public Affairs
Office: 121 Francis T. West Hall

540-375-5265

garrison@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Ph.D. in Politics, 2010

M.A. in Politics, 2003


Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA

B.A. in History R/IAP and in Russian Studies (Double Major), 2002


Moscow Institute for Advanced Studies/ Moscow International University

Moscow, Russia, Fall 2000

Research & Teaching Interests

Political Theory

Introduction to Political Theory, Classical Political Thought, Modern Political Thought, Politics and the Imagination, The Moral Problem of Politics, American Political Thought, American Literature and Politics, Russian Political Thought, Russian Literature and Politics

American Politics

Introduction to American Government, U.S. Presidency, U.S. Foreign Policy, American Political Ideologies

Books

The Historical Mind: Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age (co-edited book, expected 2020, SUNY Press)

“An Empire of Ideals”: The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan (Routledge, hbk. 2013; pbk. 2015) [Reviewed: Presidential Studies Quarterly (March 2015): 209-211].

 

 

Recent Publications

“The Pillars of Hercules: Babbitt, Warren, and the Dangers of Scientific Naturalism” (chapter in The Historical Mind)

“Resistance and Renewal: Irving Babbitt and China” (co-authored chapter in The Historical Mind)

“‘The Agony of Will’: Political Morality in Robert Penn Warren’s All the Kings Men” American Political Thought, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Fall 2016): 604-627.

“A Covenant with All Mankind: Ronald Reagan’s Idyllic Vision of America in the World,” in American Humanism: Tradition and Renewal, ed. Zhang Yuan (Beijing Normal University Press, 2016) [Chinese translation of 2008 article]

“‘God’s Middle Children’: Metaphysical Rebellion in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club,” Humanitas, Vol. XXV, Nos. 1 and 2 (2012): 79-106.

“‘The Land of Limitless Possibilities’: Ronald Reagan, Progress, Technology, and the Modest Republic,” in The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics: The Modest Republic, eds. Michael P. Federici, Richard M. Gamble, and Mark T. Mitchell (Palgrave, 2013).

“A Covenant with All Mankind: Ronald Reagan’s Idyllic Vision of America in the World,” Humanitas, Vol. XXI, Nos. 1 and 2 (2008): 34-63.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

American Presidency, American Foreign Policy, American Constitutionalism, Russia

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

American Presidency, American Foreign Policy, American Constitutionalism, Russia