Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology Faculty

Thomas Thorp Tom Thorp

Professor of Philosophy



My current research and teaching spans two areas of political philosophy: the archaic Greek origins of democracy, and the wilderness roots of contemporary American politics. I also study wolves (canis lupus) and in particular the human response to wolves. Several of my recent publications draw upon fieldwork I've conducted in areas where wolves have recently returned, in the Yellowstone area and the Savoie region of France.

I am the founding director of the undergraduate fieldwork program The Yellowstone Project.

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