Abigail Staysa

Abigail Staysa

Fields of Study: Political Theory, Constitutional Studies



Areas of Interest: Ancient Political Philosophy, History of Political Thought

Abigail Staysa is a PhD student in Political Theory and Constitutional Studies. She holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Hiram College (2015) and a MA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame (2018).

Abby specializes in Ancient Political Philosophy and works on the political treatises of Aristotle in particular. Her research and teaching interests derive from a continuous study of the great minds, ancient and modern, whose relevance persist and from whom we can learn about the world.

Before coming to Notre Dame, Abby worked as a research assistant for political and academic organizations in Washington DC. She is fluent in Japanese, proficient in Ancient Greek, and educated in Arabic and Latin.