Ioannis Evrigenis

Ioannis Evrigenis

Academic Leave
(617) 627-4106
Packard Hall
Research/Areas of Interest:

Political Theory


  • PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 2005
  • AM, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 2002
  • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1994
  • BA, Grinnell College, Grinnell, United States, 1993


Ioannis D. Evrigenis teaches courses on ancient and early modern political thought, the social contract, and ethics and international relations, as well as seminars on Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and political theory methods. He holds a B.A. from Grinnell College, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Herrnstein Prize. Professor Evrigenis is co-editor of Johann Gottfried Herder's Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writings (Hackett, 2004). He is also the author of articles on a wide range of topics in political theory, and of Fear of Enemies and Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which received the 2009 Delba Winthrop Award for Excellence in Political Science. His most recent book is entitled Images of Anarchy: The Rhetoric and Science in Hobbes's State of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2014). At present, he is overseeing the Bodin@Tufts project, aimed at a new edition of Jean Bodin's Six Books on the Commonwealth, which has been funded by an NEH Fellowship. His article "Digital Tools and the History of Political Thought: The Case of Jean Bodin" received the 2016 RSA-TCP Article Prize for Digital Renaissance Research, from the Renaissance Society of America. He has received grants and fellowships from Princeton's University Center for Human Values, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, as well as five Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.