Dr. Mary Imparato

Dr. Mary Imparato
Dr. Mary Imparato
Assistant Professor & Chair,
Politics

Meet Dr. Mary Imparato

OF NOTE:
As a George Washington Statesmanship Fellow with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, I attended the Tocqueville Conversations, an international gathering of statesmen and scholars held at the Tocqueville chateau in Normandy, France.

KNOWN FOR:
I’m all about helping students be engaged and successful in the Core classes I teach, whether it’s through holding in-class debates, assigning online reflections, or offering notes and study guides to prep for exams. In my upper-level Politics courses, I like to provide unique opportunities outside the classroom, like field trips or conferences.

WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND:
When not in the classroom, I can be found hanging out with my kids and cats, cooking, reading historical fiction, or traveling (back to visit my hometown in NY or off on some new adventure).

POPULAR QUOTE:
I use this quote to illustrate the challenge of Christian citizenship: “I die the king’s good servant, but God’s first.” – St. Thomas More

Examples of classes taught by Dr. Mary Imparato:

  • American Constitution
  • Classic Texts I: Ancient and Medieval
  • Classic Texts II: Renaissance and Modern
  • American Congress
  • Public Policy
  • Research Methods in Politics
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, Political Science
  • M.A., City University of New York/Queens College, Liberal Studies
  • B.A., Harvard University, Government

Publications

  • “The True Sense of the People: Reconsidering Burke on Representation and Identity,” VoegelinView, (2022)
  • “Changing Hearts: understanding factors that shape abortion opinion in the US,” University Faculty for Life, (2022)
  • “Healthcare in the Light of the Gospel of Life,” Society of Catholic Social Scientists, (2021; forthcoming monograph 2023)
  • “On religious toleration: prudence and charity in Augustine, Aquinas, and Tocqueville” Dissertation (2020)

I study political theory, law, and American politics, with research interests in religion and politics, liberty and authority, philosophy of law, Catholic social teaching, and the thought of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas.

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