Joshua B. Kaplan
RankRegular Faculty - Associate Professional Specialist
Director of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz
M.A., University of Chicago.
Research and Teaching Interests
Alexis de Tocqueville, 19th century political theory, politics and literary theory, civil liberties and civil rights, southern politics.
General academic advising, fellowships, law school, graduate school, thesis advice
Kaplan's courses include American Politics, Southern Politics, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Political Theory, Tocqueville's America and Tocqueville's France, and 19th Century Political Thought. He is the author of Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance, (2005) and The People and the Ballot: A History of American Political Parties (2007), both published by Recorded Books. He has been recognized by the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, for outstanding teaching in political science. Notre Dame's student body presented him with the Frank O'Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2006, and he received Kaneb Awards for Excellence in Teaching in 2000 and 2006. He received Notre Dame's Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2009 and the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising in 2012.
Office HoursMondays-Fridays 1:30pm-5:00pm
Office: 217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556