Tim Spiekerman came to Kenyon College as a Bradley Post-Doctoral Fellow in 1996 and has taught in both the Department of Political Science and the Interdisciplinary Program in Humane Studies (IPHS).
In addition to teaching our introductory course, The Quest for Justice, Spiekerman teaches courses in political theory and politics and literature for the department. He is the author of Shakespeare's Political Realism. He recently served on the Sexual Misconduct Review committee and as chair of the Department of Political Science.
1996 — Master of Arts from Univ Chicago
1996 — Doctor of Philosophy from Univ Chicago
1986 — Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College, Phi Beta Kappa
"Diversity, Globalism, and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart." Chapter in a volume on political education (forthcoming).
"The Making of a Politician: Shakespeare's Prince Hal at Work and Play," Perspectives on Political Science, Vol.41, no. 4, October-December 2012.
"The Inevitable Monarchy: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar," inNatural Right and Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert, ed. Ann and Lee Ward, Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2013.
"Hotspur & Falstaff versus the Politicians: Shakespeare's view of honor," in Shakespeare and the Body Politic, ed. Bernard Dobski and Dustin Gish, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.