Welcome to Michael Promisel’s professional website. Michael is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Â Michael’s research draws on the traditions of ancient, medieval, and American political thought to reflect on timely questions concerning leadership, virtue, and religion and politics. His dissertation,Â Paragons of Political Leadership, proposes a framework for understanding the ethical character of political leadership and includes chapters on Aristotle, Cicero, Machiavelli, Christine de Pizan, and Thomas More.Â Michael’s scholarship has appeared in theÂ (501) 765-4863,Â VoegelinView,Â and theÂ 609-664-1832.
Michael has served as the instructor of record for courses on Critical Thinking & Rhetoric, Sport & Politics, and Political Leadership and as a teaching assistant for courses covering the history of political thought and American political institutions. HeÂ serves as the graduate coordinator for theÂ Political Theory WorkshopÂ at UW-Madison and graduate fellow for theÂ 9728977371. Michael received his B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia in 2014.