When I’m not working on advancing our understanding of Machiavelli’s thought, I attempt to develop arguments showing how works from the canon of political philosophy can help inform contemporary normative debates in political theory.
As an assistant professor I hope to expand my dissertation into a book tentatively titled Machiavelli, Philosopher. Between the scholarship that argues for Machiavelli to be read as a rhetorician and other works that invite readers to see Machiavelli primarily as a statesman, this book proposes to document Machiavelli’s contributions to the philosophical tradition. Reading Machiavelli as a philosopher, an aspect of his oeuvre at odds with neither its rhetorical nor its political sides, reveals a rich series of contributions to traditionally philosophical topics such as education, epistemology, state-of-nature theory, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of love. This line of inquiry reveals a Machiavelli sometimes surprisingly compatible with thinkers he has often been assumed to reject (such as Plato, Aristotle and Cicero), and that also anticipates the thought of famous later figures (like Nietzsche).
Additionally, I recently had the pleasure to be a field experimenter in Montreal working on the NSF Grant # 1624370, “SBP: A Cross-National Experimental Study of Attitudes about Women in Government and Leadership,” a project spearheaded by Dr. Michelle Taylor-Robinson and Dr. Nehemia Geva. The data collected are currently being treated and analyzed, and I will contribute as co-author for select publications that will emerge from this research in the coming years.
I also like to research the impact of canonical works of philosophy on contemporary literature.
Publications and Ongoing Projects
Nederman, Cary J. and Bogiaris, Guillaume. “Niccolò Machiavelli.” In The History of Evil in The Early Modern Age (1450-1700). Edited by Daniel Robinson. London: Routledge, 2019.
“Love of Knowledge is a Kind of Madness: Competing Platonisms in the Universes of C.S. Lewis and H.P. Lovecraft”. Mythlore 132 vol 36, no 2 (Spring 2018).
“Emigration in Plato’s Crito”. Under Review.
"Philosophy and Princely Education in Machiavelli's Thought." Under Review.
w/ Thomas, Melanee and Mahéo-Le Luel, Valérie-Anne. “Findings from an experiment in Quebec to study attitudes about women in national government vs. provincial government.” Contribution to an edited volume, in production.
“Experimenter Effect Results on Findings from an experiment in Quebec to study attitudes about women in national government vs. provincial government.” Article in production.
“Effects of Ethnic Belonging and Socieconomic background on attitudes about women in national government vs. provincial government in Quebec.” Article in production.
“The Critique of the Platonic Eros in Machiavelli’s Literary Works.” Article in production.
“Immigration and Citizenship in the Andria.” Article in production.
Honors and Awards