2019-2022 Visiting Scholars


Danilo Freire: Postdoctoral Research AssociateDanilo Freire: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Danilo Freire

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Danilo Freire's research interests include political violence, organized crime, latin American politics, and quantitative research methods. Danilo received a PhD in Political Economy from King's College London, a BA and an MA in Political Science from the University of São Paulo, and an MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute in Geneva. 


Glory Liu: Postdoctoral Research AssociateGlory Liu: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Glory Liu

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Glory Liu received her PhD in Political Science from Stanford University, specializing in political theory and American politics. Her current book project, Inventing the Invisible Hand, is based on her doctoral work on the reception of Adam Smith's works in American thought, culture, and politics. Other research projects include survey experiements on American beliefs about inequality and fairness, and a text-as-data project analyzing ideas about trade in American legislative debates. She holds an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History and an MPhil in Classics from Cambridge University, and a BA in political Economy and Classics from University of California, Berkeley. 



Arthur GhinsArthur GhinsArthur Ghins

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Arthur is a historian of political thought and political theorist. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge on Benjamin Constant’s political and constitutional thought. Beyond expanding on his doctoral 
work, current areas of research include a history of conceptualizations of public opinion in 18-19th century France, and a critical reexamination of 'French liberalism' as a distinct tradition or paradigm. Arthur holds graduate degrees in law (Université Catholique de Louvain), philosophy (KU Leuven) and political theory (LSE).



Antong LiuAntong LiuAntong Liu

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 Antong Liu received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Duke University and his B.A. in International Politics and Sociology at Peking University. He specializes in modern history of political thought, focusing on the implications of the passions for modern politics and civic ethics. In his current book-length project, he studies the sense of honor and its modernization in eighteenth-century political theory, especially in the writings of Rousseau, Adam Smith, and Kant. He also works on pity, resentment, and shame and takes an interest in comparative political theory. 




Postdoctoral Research AssociatePostdoctoral Research Associate

 Julia Netter

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 Julia Netter received her DPhil in Politics from the   University of Oxford. Her research interests are in   normative political philosophy, focusing   specifically  on questions of justification and moral   pluralism in liberal political theory, and the ethics   of public debate. Beyond extending her   dissertation  work on unreasonable views and deep   moral disagreement in theories of public reason, her current research projects examine modes of conflict in the public discourse, and in particular, the interplay of mutual respect, conviction, and persuasion.