Daniel Kapust

Position title: Professor - Department of Political Science

Email: djkapust@wisc.edu

Languages: English, Latin.

Research Interests: American political thought, ancient political theory, contemporary political theory, deliberation, democratic theory, early modern political thought, liberalism, modern political theory, non-democracy, religion and politics, republicanism, rhetoric and political theory, Scottish Enlightenment.

Education: Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., Classical Languages and Literature & B.A., Government and Politics, University of Maryland.

Departments: Department of Political Science (departmental profile here), Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

Teaching: Civil War & Revolution: Hobbes & 17th Century Political Thought; Deception and Politics; Introduction to Political Theory; Reading Machiavelli.

Selected Publications:
Dan Kapust and Michelle Schwarze, “The Rhetoric of Sincerity: Cicero and Smith on Propriety and Political Context” forthcoming in the American Political Science Review.
Kapust, Daniel J., and Helen M. Kinsella, eds. Comparative Political Theory in Time and Place: Theory’s Landscapes. Springer, 2016.
Dan Kapust, “Rethinking Rousseau’s Tyranny of Orators: Cicero’s On Duties and the Beauty of True Glory.” In The General Will: The Evolution of a Concept. Edited by James Farr and David Lay Williams. Cambridge. 2015. 175-196.
Dan Kapust, “Free Speech and Censorship in Tacitus’ Annales.” In Censorship Moments: Reading Texts in the History of Censorship and Freedom of Expression. Edited by Geoff Kemp. Bloomsbury Academic. 2015. 17-24.