Michael Mosher - Faculty & Adjuncts

Michael Mosher, PhD

Michael Mosher, PhD
Professor of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science
918-631-2349 Chapman Hall Room 212


PhD – Harvard University MA – Harvard University AB – University of California-Berkeley


Michael Mosher's interests focus upon the history of political philosophy with an emphasis upon the enlightenment philosophe and founding father of the social sciences, Baron Charles-Louis de Montesquieu and his many disciples and critics, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, James Madison, G. W. F. Hegel, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Emile Durkheim. He has also published studies regarding contemporary concerns with civil society, rights and justice. Currently Mosher is working with others on a book (at Cambridge University Press, Sankar Muthu ed.) that looks at the issues of empire in the context of the history of modern Western political thought.

Courses Taught

  • Special Topics
  • Ancient Political Thought
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Independent Study
  • Senior Project
  • American Political Thought
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Politics and Culture of Japan
  • Enlightenment and Its Critics

Professional Affiliations

  • Japan-U.S. Security Treaty Study Group
  • American Studies Subcommittee, U.S. Japan Conference on Educational and Cultural Interchange

Awards & Honors

  • Fulbright Award
  • Husserl Abend Lecturer
  • Fellowship Award
  • 1999 Women’s Studies Summer Fellowship