Robert A. Ballingall

Assistant Professor of Political Science
PhD, University of Toronto
M.Phil University of Oxford
111 North Stevens

Robert A. Ballingall is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. His research interests lie in classical political philosophy and its fraught relationship to modern – especially liberal democratic – political thought. 
Before coming to UMaine, Professor Ballingall was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard and Allan Bloom Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow for Research in Classical Political Thought at the University of Toronto, where he also took his PhD. 
Professor Ballingall’s first book, The Reverent City: Plato’s Laws and the Politics of Ethical Authority, is under contract to the University of Pennsylvania Press. His scholarly articles, chapters, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in History of Political Thought, Brill’s Companion to the Legacy of Greek Political Thought (eds. David Carter and Rachel Foxley), Classical Rationalism & the Politics of Europe (ed. Ann Ward), Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, and Anamnesis

Spring 2022 Office Hours:

  • TH, F 1:00 pm-2:30 pm and by appointment.  

Spring 2022 Courses:

  • POS 201-Introduction to Political Theory 
  • POS 301-Classical Political Thought
  • POS 305-Late Modern Political Thought