Eileen Hunt Botting

Eileen Hunt Botting


Fields of Study: Political Theory

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

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

Eileen Hunt Botting is a political theorist whose scholarly interests cover modern political thought, feminism, the family, rights, ethics of technology, and philosophy and literature. Her books are '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), plus several edited volumes and scholarly editions. She has two new books forthcoming in 2020: 'Artificial Life After Frankenstein' (Penn Press) and 'Portraits of Wollstonecraft' (Bloomsbury Philosophy). She has received grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (2015-16), the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (2019), and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics Program (2019-20) to support her writing. Her essays, political analyses, and opinion pieces have appeared in Aeon Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The TLS.


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