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Kenneth Andrew Andres Leonardo received his Ph.D. in political science and M.A. in politics from Claremont Graduate University, and his B.A. in political science, international relations from Bucknell University. His research and teaching interests include history of political thought (Western and non-Western), comparative political thought, American political development, citizenship, race, ethnicity, revolution, and war. Currently, he is working on research projects exploring the dangers of demagogues according to Aristotle, the concept of citizenship and suffrage restrictions in the early republic, and the influence of classical political thought on José Rizal. Recent and previous affiliations include the Newberry Library, the Huntington Library, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Recent Courses Taught

Comparative Political Thought
American Political Development
American Political Process
Introduction to Political Theory

Research Interests

Comparative political thought, American political development, citizenship, race, ethnicity, revolution, war


  • Dean of Faculty Award, Hamilton College, 2023
  • Creative Arts & Technology Award, Hamilton College, 2023 

Professional Affiliations

New York Southeast Asia Network
Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
The Association for Political Theory
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Claremont Graduate University
B.A., Bucknell University

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