Joseph R. Reisert

Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law

Office: Diamond 261 [ campus map ]
Box 5316

Phone: 207-859-5316
Fax: 207-859-5229
Mailing Address:
5316 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
Office Hours:
W: 1 - 3 p.m. and by appointment
Reisert, Joseph R.

Personal Contact Information

Home Address:
31 Roosevelt Ave
Waterville, ME 04901-4925

P: 207-877-8489

Spouse/Partner: Susan

Education

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1996
A.M. Harvard University, 1992
A.B. Princeton University, summa cum laude, 1989

Areas of Expertise

  • History of political thought
  • Political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • American constitutional law and jurisprudence

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
GO171 A Introduction to Political Theory
GO216 A Political Rhetoric
GO272 A Modern Political Theory
GO314 A Civil Liberties in American Constitutional Law
GO474 A Seminar: Democracy and Education in Republic and Emile

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
GO 472Topics in Political Theory: Tocqueville
GO 474Seminar: Plato and Rousseau
GO 475Seminar: Law Liberty and Morality
GO 271Classical Political Theory
GO 313Federalism in American Constitutional Law

Publications

My most recent book is Jean-Jacques Rousseau: A Friend of Virtue (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003). It argues that Rousseau's work offers a coherent political theory, centered on the ideal of virtue, that both complements and challenges key elements of contemporary liberalism.

 


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