Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy
Primary Academic Program: Philosophy
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Language and Thinking Program
Biography:Seth Halvorson’s teaching and research interests include the history of ideas, policy analysis, global justice and cosmopolitanism, democracy, multiculturalism, civic and moral education, philosophy of law, and distributive and social justice. He comes to the College from Bard High School Early College Newark, where he is chair of the Department of History and Social Sciences. At BHSEC Newark, he taught high school– and undergraduate-level courses in political science, humanities, civics, ethics, argumentation and advocacy, and history of technology in America, among others. He was named Outstanding Newark Educator in 2014 and 2015, and was finalist for National History Teacher of the Year in 2011. He has also taught in Bard’s Language and Thinking program and led a tutorial, Revitalizing Democracy, at the College’s Annandale campus. Prior to his graduate education, he spent three years at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, where he was assistant coordinator of the Fellows Program. Publications include numerous peer-reviewed pieces for the Columbia Encyclopedia of Contemporary Civilization, ranging in subject from the life and works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton to discourses on inequality and the historical context of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
BA, Macalester College; MA, Stanford University; MPhil, PhD, Columbia University. At Bard : 2022– .