Fields of Study: Political Theory
Areas of Interest: Social Formation and Social Challenges in Liberal States; Public Law; Civic Education
Evelyn Behling is interested in how liberal states balance concerns of diversity and communal obligation—that is, how they may respect the legitimate freedoms of their citizens, including freedoms to make key decisions of moral import, and yet also cultivate in their citizens loyalties, self-understandings, and practices that bind them together as a thriving political body. Her research focuses on the constraints of the liberal state in addressing social challenges and on the relationship between social structures outside the state and political power. Ms. Behling is a David Solomon Fellow of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and a Graduate Fellow of the Rumsfeld Foundation. She holds a B.A. in Humanities from Yale University and most recently worked for the James Madison Program in Princeton University’s Department of Politics.