Ramona Grey

Classical, Modern & Contemporary Political Theory, American Political Thought


Liberal Arts 353
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Curriculum Vitae
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B.A. California State University, Sacramento 1985

M.A. California State University, Sacramento 1986

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside 1991

Courses Taught

PSCI 250E Introduction to Political Theory‚Äč

PSCI 352 American Political Thought

PSCI 354 Contemporary Political Theory

PSCI 457 Classical & Medieval Political Philosophy 

PSCI 557 Classical & Medieval Political Philosophy (co-convened with PSCI 457)

PSCI 452 Utopianism & Its Critics 

PSCI 453 Modern Political Theory 

PSCI 553 Modern Political Theory Graduate Seminar (co-convening with PSCI 453)


Research Interests

Utopianism, Politics & Art


The Utopian Legacy & Political Philosophy

 Of Mice & Men & the 8th Amendment: Using Literature in Teaching Public Law 




Field of Study

Political Theory

Selected Publications

"Revisiting J.S. Mill's Theory of Education in the Age of Partisan Division: Its Utility in Teaching Political Theory," Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Vol 20 (4), 2020, 38-52.

"The Socratic Method's Search for Standards," ed. Lee Trepanier, The Socratic Method Today, New York: Routledge, 2018, 152-163.

Political Theory and the Human Predicament: An Introduction to Major Political Thinkers, San Diego: Cognella Inc., 2014; 2nd edition, 2018.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935),” The International Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D.  McClain, James E. Alt, and Simone Chambers, Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011, vol. 1, p. 673.

“George Orwell (1903-1950),” The International Encyclopedia of Political Science,  edited by Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, James E.  Alt, and Simone Chambers, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011, vol. 4, pp.1161-1162.  

(Co-authored with T.L. Putterman) “The Fiddler’s Prerogative: Politics and the Purpose of Art,” Antioch Review, vol. 60, no 2, Spring 2002: 250-266.

"Modern Liberalism & Despair: The Pilgrimage of Joseph Wood Krutch, American Studies, vol. 35, no. 1, 1997: 81-95.

Honors / Awards

UM Distinguished Teaching Award, 2004