Luke Perez is a second year doctoral student in political philosophy and international relations. His research focuses on the intersection of ancient Greek and early Christian ethics and politics. Specifically, he endeavors to understand the ways in which individuals and their societies, identify and misidentify the good. Moreover, he explores the extent to which the classical and early Christian tradition influences both American political thought and international relations theory. As a result, Mr. Perez has secondary research interests in writers as varied as Alexis de Tocqueville, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Alexander Wendt.
He wrote his Master’s thesis on Saint Augustine’s understanding of love and the presence of conflict in political communities. Augustine’s view of christian love is a theme that he hopes to continue studying and is currently on the short-list for a potential dissertation topic.
Bachelor of Arts, 2007, The Ohio State University
Masters, 2011, Villanova University