Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson earned his Ph.D. (with Distinction) from the Department of Government in 2024, studying Political Theory (major) and International Relations (minor).

Andrew Gibson

He received his B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy (Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from Michigan State University's James Madison College as well as M.A.s from the University of Chicago (Social Sciences) and Georgetown University (Government).


Dr. Gibson's dissertation–"The Atlantic Machiavellians: Republican Realism, Renaissance Historiography, and Twentieth Century Political Thought, 1915-1975"–traced twentieth-century debates over Machiavelli's political and historical legacy. His committee included Shannon C. Stimson (chair), Joshua L. Cherniss, and Stefan Eich. Dr. Gibson has been a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow with the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) and a Doctoral Research Fellowship with the German Historical Institute (GHI). In the fall of 2023, he taught an upper-level seminar entitled "From Machiavellism to IR Realism: Ethics and Power in Modern Political Thought" as a Jill Hopper Memorial Fellow in the Department of Government. He has also taught "Political and Social Thought" (Summer 2023) and "Elements of Political Theory" (2023). In the fall of 2024, he will teach two upper-level political theory seminars in the Department of Government.