Aaron Herold is the visiting research fellow at the Jepson School's John Marshall International Center for the 2013-14 academic year. He studies and teaches political philosophy, and his research focuses on the thought of the liberal Enlightenment and its critics, especially its importance for issues of politics and religion and statesmanship and civic engagement. At the University of Richmond, he is working on a book on the contributions of Locke, Spinoza, and Tocqueville to our ongoing debates about the separation of church and state and the place of religion in public life. In addition, he is writing a series of articles examining the writings of both political philosophers and statesmen (such as Tocqueville and Lincoln) who have drawn attention to the connections between the place of religion and ambition in modern politics. Prior to coming to Richmond, he taught at Rhodes College and Boston College.
Political Theory and International Relations