Emma Slonina

PhD Student

Emma entered the Ph.D. program in Fall 2013 as a University Distinguished Fellow, having received her B.A. 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 Rousseau’s educational vision in Julie, especially for women’s education, and how it relates to the project he lays out in Emile.

In her spare time, Emma regularly volunteers in the preparations department at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, and can often be found on long walks and hikes around Michigan and Georgia.

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