Dr. Elizabeth Corey, associate professor of political science and director of the Honors Program at Baylor University, has been named the Values & Capitalism Visiting Professor for the 2018–2019 academic year. In this position, which rotates annually (and has previously been held by Prof. Brian Brenberg, Dr. Stephen Smith, and Dr. Gregory Thornbury), Dr. Corey will collaborate with V&C in a number of ways, including: instructing a week-long course during the 2019 AEI Summer Honors Program, speaking on several Christian college campuses, participating in major V&C conferences, and writing a published essay on Christian engagement in contemporary culture and public life.
Beyond her roles at Baylor, Dr. Corey’s writing has appeared in First Things—where she serves on the board—The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and National Affairs, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. She has also published Michael Oakeshott on Religion, Aesthetics, and Politics (University of Missouri Press, 2006) and is the coeditor of the “Radical Conservatisms” book series at the University of Pennsylvania Press. She has received several awards for teaching and research, and was a 2016–17 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow. She received a bachelor’s degree in classics from Oberlin College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in art history and political science from Louisiana State University. Most importantly, she is the mother of three children: Anna Katherine, John, and Margaret.
A friend of AEI and Values & Capitalism for several years, we are delighted to be able to partner with Dr. Corey in this capacity. Given her giftedness as a teacher and writer, as well as her unique ability to tackle challenging societal questions with nuance and grace, she is perfectly equipped to contribute to V&C’s work in the coming year.