Caleb Hamman is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Notre Dame. His research and teaching interests span political theory, international relations, and peace and conflict studies.
His dissertation examines the place of the soldier in political life. Through readings of Homer and Thucydides; Machiavelli and Clausewitz; Carl Schmitt and Ernst Jünger; and Tocqueville and Hemingway, it seeks to understand the types of political significance that attached to the soldier in four moments: ancient Greece; modernizing Europe; fascist Europe; and the United States. The historical studies set into relief the figure of the American soldier, whose political existence—the dissertation argues—is defined by being an object of sympathy and pity.
He completed his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy at Butler University, and he holds an M.A. from the School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast. He is former US-UK Fulbright Scholar, and he is a Presidential Fellow at the University of Notre Dame.