Rebecca Susan LeMoine


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. I joined the department in Fall 2014 after receiving my Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and my B.A. in Politics from Washington and Lee University.

I specialize in Political Theory, particularly questions related to cultural diversity and global justice in ancient political thought. Currently, I am working on my first book manuscript, Plato’s Caves: The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity. Though my research focuses on ancient political thought, I enjoy teaching a wide range of political theory courses, covering ancient political thought, modern political thought, American political thought, literature and political theory, and other topics.

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Recent Publications:

“Foreigners as Liberators: Education and Cultural Diversity in Plato’s Menexenus.” American Political Science Review 111.3 (August 2017): 471-483.

“‘We Are the Champions’: Mousikē and Cultural Chauvinism in Plato’s Republic.” Expositions 11.1 (2017): 157-175.