Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Areas of Expertise
Identity, theories of enmity and conflict, origins of toleration and liberalism, early modern and modern political thought.
Professor Creppell's teaching and research interests range from ancient to contemporary works in the history of political theory, and interdisciplinary studies of politics and ethics. She is currently working on constructions of the enemy idea as a conceptual, normative and historical phenomenon, and in particular motivations for war in American history.
She is the author of Toleration and Identity: Foundations in Early Modern Thought (Routledge, 2003) and co-editor of Toleration on Trial (Lexington Books, 2008). Her articles have appeared in Archives Europeenes de Sociologie, Political Theory, and Res Publica, among others.