Mary M. Keys


Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


Fellow, Medieval Institute
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies


Political Theory
Constitutional Law and Politics


B.A. Boston College

M.A., Ph.D. University of Toronto

Research and Teaching Interests

History of Political Philosophy; Ethics, Religion, and Political Theory; Philosophy of Law; Christian Political Thought.


Mary M. Keys holds a BA from Boston College and a MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching interests span a broad spectrum of political theory, with a special focus in Christianity, ethics, and political thought. She is the author of Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Promise of the Common Good (Cambridge University Press, 2006; paperback 2008) and of articles appearing in the American Journal of Political Science, History of Political Thought, and Perspectives on Political Science. She has held various fellowships, including a NEH Fellowship supporting her ongoing research project on Humility, Modernity, and the Science of Politics, and she has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and the University of Chicago.

Office Hours

Fall Semester: Wednesday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, and by appointment

Contact Information

Office: 352 Decio
Phone: 574-631-6921
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


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