Andrew Gibson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government studying Political Theory (major) and International Relations (minor).
He earned a B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy (Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from Michigan State University's James Madison College and an M.A.s from the University of Chicago (Social Sciences) and Georgetown University (Government).
Andrew is currently writing his dissertation on the "transatlantic Machiavelli," focusing on twentieth-century debates over the Florentine secretary's political-historical legacy. His committee includes Shannon C. Stimson (chair), Joshua L. Cherniss, and Stefan Eich. Andrew 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 is teaching 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.