Christopher Duncan, Ph.D.
The College of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate: Introduction to American Government, Politics of Jesus, Catholic Social Teaching and American Public Policy
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1992
M.A., Wayne State University, 1989
B.A., University of Michigan, 1987
- Political theory
- Religion and politics
- American political thought
Publications and Media Placements
Duncan, Christopher M. 2000. Fugitive Theory: Political Theory, The Southern Agrarians,
and America. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Duncan, Christopher M. 1995. The Anti-Federalists and Early American Political Thought. DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press.
Duncan, Christopher M. 2012.“The Christian Right’s Postmodern Turn: Sometimes Satan Comes as a Man of Peace.” Listening: A Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture Vol. 47 (1): 5-31.
Duncan, Christopher M. 2008. “Catholicism, Poverty and The Pursuit of Happiness.” Journal of Poverty: innovations on social, political &economic inequalities Vol. 12 (1): 1-28.
Duncan, Christopher M. 2004. “A Question for Richard Rorty.” The Review of Politics Vol. 66, No. 3: 385-413.
Duncan, Christopher M. 2004. “Lincoln’s Theocentric Turn.” Politics and Policy Vol. 32, No. 3: 508-39.
Duncan, Christopher M. (with Diane B. Moore) 2003. “Catholic and Protestant Social Discourse and the American Welfare State.” Journal of Poverty: innovations on social, political &economic inequalities 7 (no. 3):57-83.
Duncan, Christopher M. 2002. “Christianity, Secularism, and the American Public Square.” The McNeese Review 28-39.
Duncan, Christopher M. 2002 (with David Breaux, John Morris, and Denise Keller). “Welfare Reform-- Mississippi Style: TANF and the Search for Accountability.” Public Administration Review 62:86-97.
Duncan, Christopher M. 2001. “The Southern Agrarians, Progress, and the Tragic Voice.” Politics and Policy 29:3-46.
Duncan, Christopher M. 2000. "The Blues Voice of Houston Baker, Jr. as Political Theory: An (Other) AMERICAN Paradigm?" The New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture 22: 231-48.
Duncan, Christopher M. 1998. (with David Breaux, John Morris, and Denise Keller). “Blazing the TANF Trail: The Southern Mind and the Politics of Welfare Reform in Mississippi,” American Review of Politics 19: 175-89.
Duncan, Christopher M. 1995. "Civic Virtue and Self-Interest," American Political Science Review 89: 147-151.
Duncan, Christopher M. 1994. "Men of a Different Faith: The Anti-Federalist Ideal in Early American Political Thought," Polity 26: 387-415.
Duncan, Christopher M. 1990. "Plato’s Paradox? Guardians and Philosopher Kings," American Political Science Review 84: 1317-1319.
Duncan, Christopher M. 1991-1992. "Tyrants and Witches in the American Cold War," The Michigan Journal of Political Science 14: 1-17
Honors and Awards
- Associated Church Press Award of Excellence, 2009
- Phi Alpha Delta Professor of the Year, 2002-3
- Mississippi State University Honors Professor of the Year, 2001
Professional Organizations and Associations
- American Political Science Association
- Religion and Politics Group
- Association of Jesuit Universities