Robert Adcock

Robert Adcock

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Monroe 416
Phone: 202-994-6286
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

19th and 20th century Anglo-American political and social thought; history of liberalism; history and philosophy of social science; qualitative and interpretive methodologies.

Professor Adcock's teaching interests as a political theorist span western thought from the ancient Greeks to contemporary debates, while his research centers on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American thought, specifically the history, philosophy, and methods of the social sciences, and their relationship to the evolution of liberalism.


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007



He is the author of Liberalism and the Emergence of American Political Science: A Transatlantic Tale (Oxford University Press, 2014), previously co-edited Modern Political Science: Anglo-American Exchanges since 1880 (Princeton University Press, 2007), and has published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and the History of Political Thought, as well as other journals and edited volumes.

Office Hours

Tuesday 2:30pm-4:30pm