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Ashleen Bagnulo


 Office: UAC 344
 Phone: 512-245-1564

Curriculum Vitae




Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Dr. Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in the summer of 2013, with a primary specialization in Political Theory and a secondary specialization in American Politics. Dr. Menchaca-Bagnulo is a native of the south-central Texas region and a 2004 graduate of Canyon High School and 2008 graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio. She has served appointments as a James Madison Program William E. Simon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University, as a Resident Fellow in the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the US Naval Academy, and most recently, as the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Western and American Political Thought in the Tocqueville Program at Furman University. Her research interests lie in the Western Civic Republic tradition, particularly as represented in the thought of St. Augustine, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, and James Madison. She is also interested in Constitutional theory and the American presidency. Dr. Menchaca-Bagnulo is extremely excited to be joining the faculty of Texas State in Fall 2016 and to be serving the south-central Texas region.


Courses Taught

PS 3311 American Political Thought to the Civil War

PS 3312 American Political Though Civil War to Present

PS 4311 Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

PS 5310 Studies Ancient and Medieval

PS 5398 Directed Reading and Research