Eileen Hunt Botting

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Eileen Hunt Botting is a Professor in the Department of Political Science; Faculty Director of University Merit Scholarship Programs at Notre Dame; Fellow, Kroc Institute for Peace Studies; Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies; and Fellow, Massachusetts Historical Society.  She is a political theorist whose scholarly interests include 17th-19th c. political thought; theories of human rights, women's rights, and children's rights; bioethics; and comparative, international, and feminist approaches to the history of political thought. Her most recent book is Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women's Human Rights (Yale, 2016). With the support of an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship in 2015-16, she completed Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child: Political Philosophy in “Frankenstein” (Penn Press, 2017).


Select Courses: Human Rights; Frankenstein: Art, Science, and Politics; Wollstonecraft and Shelley


Department of Political Science     ehunt@nd.edu     574/631-5051


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