Arlene Saxonhouse

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Arlene Saxonhouse

Caroline Robbins Professor of Political Science
and Women's Studies

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of Women's Studies
    • Department of Classical Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Political Theory
    • Gender and Politics
  • About

    Arlene W. Saxonhouse is the Caroline Robbins Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies and a former chair of the Department of Political Science. She has published widely in the area of classical and early political thought and women in the history of political thought. Professor Saxonhouse has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1988-89 and 2002-03), was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the U-M in 1998, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (1995-96 and 2000) and at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton (2002-03).  She continues to do research on gender in the political thought of Plato, Aristotle and the ancient playwrights.

  • Education
    • Yale University, Ph.D. (Political Science)
    • Oberlin College, B.A. (Classics)