Mary M. Keys

Mary Keys


Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


Fellow, Medieval Institute
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies


Political Theory
Constitutional Studies


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

Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and by appointment

Contact Information

Office: 2172 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-6921
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

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


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