Richard Avramenko

Position title: Director


Spring 2021
POLI SCI 931: Alexis de Tocqueville
ILS 400: Capstone-Food, Friendship, & Community

Spring 2020
ILS 205: Western Culture: Political, Economic, And Social Thought II

Summer 2020
POLI SCI 460: Conservative Political Thought
2020 Summer Class Scholarship

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Richard Avramenko is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb (2011), co-editor of Friendship and Politics: Essays in Political Thought (2008) and Dostoevsky’s Political Thought (2013). He has published articles and chapters on Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Tocqueville, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Voegelin, Canadian identity politics, and mortgage and housing policy. Currently, Avramenko is writing two books, The Crush of Democracy: Tocqueville and the Egalitarian Mind, and Subprime Virtues: The Moral Lessons of the Financial Crisis.