Dustin Sebell

Dustin  Sebell
  • Assistant Professor
  • Political Thought
  • Department of Political Science
  • 308 S. Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Lane
  • East Lansing MI 48823
  • 517-353-3285


Dustin Sebell


Dustin Sebell is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University, where he studies and teaches the history of political philosophy, and he is also Co-Director of the LeFrak Forum and the Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy. Previously, he was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His first book, The Socratic Turn: Knowledge of Good and Evil in an Age of Science, was published in 2016 by the University of Pennsylvania Press, and won the Delba Winthrop Award for Excellence in Political Science. His second book, on Xenophon's Socrates, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press. And his writing on Aristotle has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science. He received his BA from St. John’s College, and his PhD from Boston College.


  • Xenophon’s Socratic Education. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming.
  • The Socratic Turn: Knowledge of Good and Evil in an Age of Science. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016
  • “The Problem of Political Science: Political Relevance and Scientific Rigor in Aristotle’s ‘Philosophy of Human Affairs.’” American Journal of Political Science 60 (1), 2016, 85-96. doi: 10.1111/ajps.12194