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Eve Grace

Eve Grace

Associate Professor, Associate Chair

Eve Grace has taught political philosophy at Colorado College since 1993. After attending Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific and the Japanese Institute of Sophia University in Tokyo, she received her B.A. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Eve has received a number of awards, including Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, a Fellowship in the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University, and the endowed A.E. and Ethel Irene Carlton Professorship in the Social Sciences at Colorado College.


Eve has authored various articles and chapters on Rousseau’s thought, and co-edited Volume Nine of The Collected Writings of Rousseau (University Press of New England, 2002), Rousseau on Women, Love, and Family (University Press of New England, 2009), and The Challenge of Rousseau (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Among other projects, she is currently writing a book on the philosophical problem of conscience in Rousseau’s thought, entitled Rousseau’s Science of Simple Souls, and is also at work editing a comprehensive survey of all aspects of Rousseau’s work and influence, entitled The Rousseauian Mind (Routledge, forthcoming 2017).


Among Eve’s current course offerings: Fundamental Debates on the Common Good; Liberty and Equality; What is Political Philosophy? Gender and Politics; Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom; Realism and Idealism in Political Philosophy; Rousseau contra Nietzsche; Shakespeare's Political Wisdom; and an advanced Seminar in Political Philosophy. Eve was the inaugural recipient of Colorado College’s William R. Hochman Teaching Award in 2012.

She can be reached at or at 719-389-6599.

Regular Classes

PS 150 Fundamental Debates on the Common Good
PS 226 Gender and Politics
PS 235 Shakespeare's Political Wisdom
PS 298 What is Political Philosophy
PS 344 Realism and Idealism in Political Philosophy
PS 385 Rousseau Contra Nietzsche
PS 408 Tutorial in Political Theory
PS 419 Seminar in Political Philosophy