CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Laurie M. Johnson
Department of Political Science Manhattan, KS 66503
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 532-0441

Education:

Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, Political Science, May, 1990
M.A., Northern Illinois University, Political Science, May, 1987
B.A., Northern Illinois University, Journalism, May, 1985
A.A., Black Hawk College, Journalism, May, 1983

Areas of Concentration:

Political Philosophy, International Relations, Philosophy and International Relations Theory

Dissertation: Thucydides, Hobbes, and the Interpretation of Realism.


Professional Experience:

Professor, Kansas State University, Spring 2010-

Director, Certificate in the Study of Arts and Sciences Through Primary Texts, Fall 2001- This is a college wide program at Kansas State University.

Member, Kansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2008-ongoing.

Interim Director, Master of Arts/ M.A. with International Service Certificate, Department of Political Science, Kansas State University, 2004-2005.

Associate Professor, Kansas State University, Spring 1996- (Political Philosophy)

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Fall 1991-Spring 1996.

Assistant Professor, Radford University, August 1990-July 1991 (American Government and Political Philosophy)

Teaching Assistant, Northern Illinois University, 1989-90 (Taught American Foreign Policy and Problemsin International Relations)

Teaching Assistant, Northern Illinois University, 1987-88 (Taught Problems in International Relations)

Graduate Assistant, Northern Illinois University, 1986-1987 (Research)

Intern, Illinois State Archives, NIU Regional Depository, 1985-86


Publications

Books:

Johnson, Honor in America? Tocqueville on American Enlightenment, forthcoming.

Johnson, Locke and Rousseau: Two Enlightenment Responses to Honor, Lexington Books, scholarly subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield, 2012. Paperback edition January, 2014.

Johnson Bagby, Thomas Hobbes: Turning Point for Honor , Lexington Books, 2009.

Johnson Bagby , Hobbes's Leviathan , London: Continuum International Publishing, 2007. Korean edition published in 2013.

Johnson Bagby , Political Thought: A Guide to the Classics , Wadsworth/International Thompson Publishing Company, 2002.

Johnson, Thucydides, Hobbes, and the Interpretation of Realism , DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1993.


Book Chapters:

Johnson, “Thomas Hobbes: One Way to Peace,” proposal for a chapter in Defining Peace: The Question of Peace in Political Philosophy, edited by David Tabachnick, has been accepted by editor and is under review. Publisher: Wilfred Laurier University Press in the new Laurier Studies in Political Philosophy series.

Johnson, "Thucydides the Realist," chapter for a Wiley-Blackwell volume on The Reception of Thucydides , edited by Neville Morley, in progress. Final draft has been submitted.

Johnson Bagby, "Thucydides and the Importance of Ideology," in Oligarchy , edited by David Tabachnick, University of Toronto Press, 2011. Choice book 2012.

Johnson Bagby, "Democracy and Empire: The Case of Athens," in Reflections on Empire: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics , edited by David Tabachnick, University of Toronto Press, 2009.

Johnson Bagby, “Hobbesian Realism–An Answer to the ‘Dogmatici'," in The Realist Tradition and Contemporary International Relations , ed. David Clinton, Louisiana State University Press, 2007, pp. 96-116.

Johnson Bagby, “Fathers of International Relations? Thucydides as a Model for the Twenty-First Century,” in Thucydides' Theory of International Relations: A Lasting Possession , Edited by Lowell S. Gustafson, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

Johnson Bagby, "Thucydidean Realism: Between Athens and Melos," in Benjamin Frankel, ed., Roots of Realism: Philosophical and Historical Dimensions , London: Frank Cass, 1996. This is one volume of a two volume set, including essays by authors distinguished in the fields of political thought and international relations.

 

Articles:

Johnson Bagby, “Hobbes's Thucydides and Homer: Translation as Political Thought,” has been accepted for the Selected Proceedings of the 2009 Conference of the Association of Core Texts and Courses . Peer reviewed. Forthcoming (has not yet been published).

Johnson Bagby/Franke, "The American Founding, American Government Textbooks, and Civic Education,” Journal of Political Science Education , Vol. 1, No. 2 (May/August) 2005, pp. 249-271.

Johnson Bagby, 'Mathematici' v. ‘Dogmatici': Understanding the Realist Project Through Hobbes.” Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy , Vol. 29, No. 3 (Spring 2002), pp. 281-297.

Franke/Johnson Bagby, “Escape From Politics: Philosophic Foundations of Public Administration,” Management Decision , Fall, 2001.

Johnson Bagby, “Hans Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations: A Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium,” Ethics and International Affairs : Report from the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Spring 1998, pp. 3-5, 14.

Johnson Bagby, “The Fiftieth Anniversary of Hans Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations:
Rediscovering the Father of Realism,” Carnegie Council's Ethics and International Affairs Newsletter , Summer, 1998.

Johnson Bagby, "Socrates' 'True Orator': Free Speech in Plato's Gorgias," Proteus: A Journal of Ideas --"Freedom of Expression," (Fall 1997), pp. 25-27.

Johnson Bagby, "Thucydidean Realism: Between Athens and Melos," Security Studies , Vol. 5, No. 2 (Winter 1995-96).

Johnson Bagby, "The Question of Jung and Racism Reconsidered," The Psychohistory Review , Vol. 23, No. 3 (Spring 1995), pp. 283-298.

Johnson Bagby, "The Psychology of Religion, Ideology, and State Power," History of European Ideas , Vol. 20, Nos. 1-2, pp. 511-516, 1995.

Johnson Bagby, "The Use and Abuse of Thucydides in International Relations," International Organization , Vol. 48, No. 1 (Winter 1994), pp. 131-153.

Johnson, "Carl Jung's Answer to Modern Man," a long analytical essay on Jung's understanding of ideology and religion, in The Political Science Reviewer , Vol. 22, (Spring 1993), pp. 327-369.

Johnson, "Operation Desert Storm and the Just War Debate," Vera Lex , Vol. 11, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 1991), pp. 22-23.

Johnson, "Rethinking the Diodotean Argument," Interpretation: a Journal of Political Philosophy , Vol. 18, No. 1 (Fall 1990), pp. 53-62.


Book Reviews and Bibliographic Entries:

"The Platonian Leviathan," a review of Leon Harold Craig's book, for The Canadian Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.

“Hatred and Forgiveness,” a review of Julia Kristeva's book, for The European Legacy . Accepted. Publication in 2012.

Johnson Bagby, “Political Writings of Friedrich Nietzsche,” book review for The European Legacy , Vol. 15, no. 7, 2010, pp. 494-495.

Johnson Bagby, “The Time of Our Lives: A Critical History of Temporality,” book review for The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms , Vol. 15, No. 7, 2010, p. 905.

“Machiavelli's God,” book review of Maurizio Viroli's Machiavelli's God for the Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2010.

"The Politics of Sincerity: Plato, Frank Speech, and Democratic Judgment," a book review for The Review of Politics , 2009.

Review of Stefano Bolognini's Like Wind, Like Wave: Fables from the Land of the Repressed , trans. Malcolm Garfield, in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms , Vol. 13, No. 1, 2008.

Review of On Nietzsche, by Georges Bataille, trans. Bruce Boone, in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms , Vol. 13, No. 3, 2008.

"Thomas Hobbes," biographical entry for the Literary Encyclopedia online.

Review of Carolyn Dewald's "Thucydides' War Narrative: A Structural Study (Berkely, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 2005), forthcoming in The Review of Politics , 2007.

“Thomas Hobbes,” in Dictionary of British Classicists 1500-1960, Thoemmes Press, London, 2004.

“Taming Rabid Masculinity,” a review of Michael S. Kochin's book, Gender and Rhetoric in Plato's Political Thought. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), in The Review of Politics, Summer, 2003, pp. 464-466.

"The Rhetorical Voice of Psychoanalysis," a book review for The European Legacy, (October 2000).

“Defense of a Life Worth Living,” a review of Pangle and Ahrensdorf's Justice Among Nations: On the Moral Basis of Power and Peace, featured on the journal cover in The Review of Politics,
Vol. 62, No. 3, (Spring 2000), pp. 636-640.

“The Constricted Vision,” a review of Gregory Crane's Thucydides and the Ancient Simplicity, University of California Press, 1998. Published in The Review of Politics, Vol. 61, No. 2 (Spring, 1999), pp. 365-367.

“History Through Art,” a book review of Herodotus and the Origins of the Political Community: Arion's Leap." Published in The Review of Politics, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Fall 1997), pp. 937-939.

“Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader by Rosalind Minsky,” in The European Legacy, (October 1997).

"Balance of Power," in Marsha and Linda Frey, eds., A Dictionary of the Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1714. Westport, CT: Greenwood Praeger, 1995.

"The Humanity of a True Realist," a review of Clifford Orwin's The Humanity of Thucydides, Princeton University Press, 1994, appeared in the Review of Politics, Vol. 57, No. 2, Spring 1995: 342-344.

"Montaigne's Political Philosophy," a book review for Vera Lex, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 1992), pp. 31-33.

Work in Progress:

Johnson, “Thomas Hobbes: One Way to Peace,” proposal for a chapter in Defining Peace: The Question of Peace in Political Philosophy, edited by David Tabachnick, has been accepted. Publisher: Wilfred Laurier University Press in the new Laurier Studies in Political Philosophy series. Chapter forthcoming.

Johnson Bagby, "Thucydides the Realist?" chapter for a Wiley-Blackwell volume on The Reception of Thucydides , edited by Neville Morley, in revision. Expected publication 2012.

"The Role of Women in Plato's Republic," in revision.


Presentations and Panels:

"Honor in Today's America," Keynote Speaker for the Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, April 5-6, 2012, University of Minnesota-Morris.

"When Do We Risk Ourselves," presentation for a breakfast panel at the 6th Anniversary Conference of the Western Fellowship of Professors and Scholars, October 15, 2011.

"Hobbes's Thucydides: Translation as Political Thought," paper presented at the Annual Assocation of Core Texts and Courses Convention, Memphis, April, 2009.

Laurie M. Bagby and Kathy MacKenzie, "Hobbes and International Relations: Honor-Seeking as a Cause of War," presented by Bagby at the International Studies Association West Annual Conference, San Francisco, September 2008.

Discussant, ISA West, San Francisco, September 2008, for a panel entitled "Identity Politics and Ethnic Conflict in a Globalizing World."

" K-State's Primary Texts Certificate and Online Delivery With Core Texts," presented to the Association of Core Texts and Courses annual meeting, Holiday Inn, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, April 8, 2006.

"The Bill of Rights: The Origins of Natural Law," and "The Federalists, Anti-Federalists, and the Bill of Rights," two one-hour presentations to high school teachers (in-service), K-State Student Union, auspices of The Bill of Rights Institute, October 26, 2005.

"Hobbes's Universal Man and Gentleman," presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2, 2005.

Co-Author with Jim Franke, “The American Founding, American Government Textbooks, and Civic Education,” for the 2004 Conference on Civic Education Research, Reno Hilton Hotel, Reno Nevada, September 26-28, 2004.

Chair and discussant, “Why Community is Important,” for the 10th annual meeting of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, April 18, 2004, Irving, TX.

Roundtable participant at weekend colloquium, “Empire, Democracy and Liberty in Thucydides' Peloponnesian War,” October 2-5, 2003, Lone Mountain Guest Ranch, Big Sky, Montana. Leading Scholar: Michael Zuckert, Political Thought, Notre Dame.

Chair, discussant and presenter for panel, “Women and Justice in Modern Political Thought,” Southwest Political Science Association annual meeting, April 16-20, San Antonio, TX.

Presented paper, “Burke on Women and Chivalry”for panel, “Women and Justice in Modern Political Thought,” Southwest Political Science Association annual meeting, April 16-20, San Antonio, TX.

Roundtable participant at weekend colloquium, “Republican Liberty in Machiavelli's Discourses,” San Antonio, TX, February 14-17, 2002. Liberty Fund. Leading Scholars: Prof. Nathan Tarcov, Political Thought, University of Chicago, Prof. Michael Zuckert, Political Thought, Notre Dame.

Roundtable participant at two week long colloquium, “Shakespeare and Hume: English Liberty in the Cradle,” Big Sky, Montana, July 17-August 2, 2001. Liberty Fund. Leading scholars: Prof. John Danford, Dept. of Political Science, Loyola University, Prof. John Alvis, Dept. of English, University of Dallas, Prof. David Womersley, Jesus College, Oxford University, and Prof. Paul Cantor, Dept. of English, U. Virginia.

Chair and Discussant, “Christianity and Liberalism,” a panel for the Southwestern Political Science Association Annual meeting in March, 2001.

“Liberalism's New Religion: A Critique of Communitarianism,” was presented at the Southwest Political Science Association meeting in San Antonio, April, 1999.

Roundtable participant at two day-long sessions of the Carnegie Council's Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium of Hans Morgenthau's Politics Among Nations, New York, March 26 and 27, 1998.

"Hobbes and the Modern Politicization of Religion" was presented at the Southwest Political Science Association meeting in New Orleans, March, 1997.

"Hobbes' Law of Nations," was presented at the meeting of the International Studies Association,
San Diego, April 19.

Discussant on a panel on Theory and International Relations at the meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego, April 19.

"Fathers of International Relations? Thucydides as a Model for the Twenty-First Century," presented at the annual International Studies Association conference in Chicago, February 25, 1995.

Discussant on a panel entitled "Thucydides as Anti-Realist," at the annual International Studies
Association conference in Chicago, February 24, 1995.

Invitation to present on Thucydides and the theory of realism at the Miller Center, University of Virginia, October, 1994. Declined due to lack of funding.

"Jung's Nietzsche: Rediscovering the Soul," presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association's annual meeting in San Antonio, April 2, 1994.

Served as discussant for a panel on Hans Morgenthau and realism in international relations at the Midwest Political Science Association's annual meeting in Chicago, April 16, 1994.

"Jung's Nietzsche" presented at the Southwest Political Science Association annual meeting, March 30-April 2, 1994.

Chair and discussant for panel on "International Relations Theory" at the Northeast Political Science Association annual meeting, Newark, New Jersey, November 11, 1993.

Jung's Theory and Charges of Anti-Semitism," presented at the Northeast Political Science Association annual meeting, Newark, New Jersey, November 13, 1993.

"The Psychology of Religion, Ideology, and State Power," at the Third International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI), 24-29 August 1992, in Aalborg, Denmark.

Discussant for a panel on ancient political thought at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Convention, Chicago, April 10, 1992.

Discussant for a panel on Graduate Studies in Political Science at the Midwest Political Science Students' Convention, Washburn University, Topeka KS, March 28, 1992.

"The Role of Hubris in Thucydides' History," a paper presented for the panel "Politics and Human Nature: the View from Antiquity," at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Convention, Chicago, April 18, 1991.


Curricular Initiatives

Primary Texts Certificate Advisory Committee which I chair prepared a proposal for a new interdisciplinary and team-taught course which would serve as a core course for the Primary Texts program. We presented this proposal to Dr. Glenn Swogger for his consideration. After receiving a pledge from Glenn and Claire Swogger to donate $11,000 per year to the newly established Swogger Fund for the Primary Texts Certificate, I and the Advisory Committee drafted a course proposal and curricular change, which would establish the new course under a DAS designation and would change the Primary Texts Certificate requirements to include this new course. This course was offered for the first time in Fall, 2008 as DAS 300: The Great Conversation. It is offered each Fall, and its online version is offered each Spring.

Chair of Steering Committee for proposing a Certificate in the Study of Arts and Sciences Through Primary Texts, Spring 2000–current. Formed committee which generated proposal. Extensive outreach to departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and to individual professors interested in participating in the program, which was approved by the Faculty Senate in April 2001. I was named director of the program in the Fall of 2001.

Memberships