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Thomas-Bunting

Title:365体育投注网 Assistant Professor

Subject Area: Political Science

About

365体育投注网Thomas Bunting is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Social Sciences Department at Shawnee State University and the coordinator of the Political Science major. He has taught classes on national government, Appalachian politics, ancient political theory, sport and politics, research methods, constitutional law, and more.

Thomas is a Mid-Michigan native and completed his undergraduate studies in the James Madison College at Michigan State University, majoring in political theory and constitutional democracy. He completed his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning his Ph.D. in political science while studying political theory and American politics. His research and teaching interests include ancient political thought, continental philosophy, democratic theory, agonistic theory, and the intersection between sport and politics.

Outside of the classroom, Thomas is a dog owner, music enthusiast, runner, and baseball fan.

Education

365体育投注网Ph.D. in Political Science, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison

365体育投注网M.A. in Political Science, 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, Michigan State University

Publications
  • "A Bible, an Ax and a Tablet: Tocqueville's Newspapers and Everyday Political Discourse in a Digital Age" (Perspectives on Political Science, Vol. 46, Issue 4, 2017)
  • "Sportsmanship and Politics: Xenophon, ΠΟΝΟΣ, and Democratic Competition" (co-author with Richard Avramenko, Forthcoming at Perspectives on Political Science, available online since July 2017)
  • "Breaking Barriers and Coded Language: Watching Politics of Race at the Ballpark" Democratic Theory, 5:1, 62-80, 2018.