Emma Slonina

PhD Student

Emma entered the PhD program in Fall 2013 as a University Distinguished Fellow, having received her BA in political science and Hispanic studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in April 2012. 


Her broad research interests include Rousseau, women in political thought, liberal education, citizenship and virtue, and pedagogy. She is working on a dissertation examining the relationship between Rousseau’s Julie and Emile, and women’s education in Rousseau’s thought. 


In her spare time, she serves as the President for the Graduate Student Association, is a department steward for the Graduate Employees Union, and regularly volunteers in the preparation department at the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU. 


For more information about Emma, please visit her website,