Eileen Hunt Botting

Eileen Botting


Regular Faculty - Professor


Fellow, Kroc Institute for Peace Studies
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Fellow, Massachusetts Historical Society


Political Theory


Ph.D. in Political Science (Yale University, 2001)

Research and Teaching Interests

Political Theory, Comparative Political Theory, History of Political Thought
Subjects:  Enlightenment, American, Feminist, Liberal, and International Political Thought

Advising Specialties

Graduate and law school; Rhodes and Marshall scholarships; student-athletes.


Eileen Hunt Botting is a political theorist whose scholarly interests cover 17th-19th century political thought from Hobbes to Mill; feminism, liberalism and the family; human rights, women's rights, and children's rights; the ethics of biotechnology and artificial intelligence; and comparative, international, literary, and feminist approaches to political theory and the history of political thought. Her books include Family Feuds: Wollstonecraft, Burke, and Rousseau on the Transformation of the Family (SUNY, 2006), Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women's Human Rights (Yale, 2016) and Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child: Political Philosophy in 'Frankenstein' (Penn Press, 2017). Her current book project is Political Science Fictions: Reconceiving Humanity from Shelley to Ishiguro.

Office Hours

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Contact Information

Office: 2171 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-5051
Fax: 574-631-4405
Email: ehunt@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Botting CV