Mary M. Keys

Mary M. Keys


Fields of Study: Political Theory, Constitutional Studies

Research and Teaching Interests: History of Political Philosophy; Ethics, Religion, and Political Theory; Philosophy of Law; Christian Political Thought; Politics and Literature

Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2172 Jenkins Nanovic Halls



Fellow, Medieval Institute
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

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 Pride, Politics, and Humility in Augustine's City of God (Cambridge) and Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Promise of the Common Good (Cambridge). Her work includes articles and chapters in the American Journal of Political Science, History of Political Thought, Perspectives on Political Science, The Oxford Handbook of Rhetoric and Political Theory, The Cambridge Handbook of Natural Law and Human Rights and The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's City of God. 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.