Richard Avramenko

Former Busch Family Visiting Professor; Current Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Richard Avramenko (Ph.D. Georgetown, 2005) has taught both Political Science and Integrated Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin. 

His main areas of interest are ancient and continental political thought. He teaches Western Culture: Political, Economic, and Social Thought, Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, Politics and Literature, Ancient and Medieval Political Thought, the Romance of War, Nietzsche, Methods of Political Theory, or whatever strikes him as interesting and appropriate.

As a visiting professor for the 2022-2023 academic year, Prof. Avramenko is continuing work on his book project, The Crush of Democracy: Tocqueville and the Egalitarian Mind.