Dr. Andrew Kaufmann

 Andrew Kaufmann  


I grew up in Lookout Mountain, Georgia and moved to Washington, D.C. after college. There I worked several jobs and attended graduate school at Catholic University of America. I met my wife Andrea in D.C., and now we have two daughters, Imogen (5) and Adeline (2).

My interests are primarily in the history of political thought. In particular, I have a growing interest in American political thought and the relationship between religion and politics.


 Courses I Teach

American Government
Introduction to Political Science
American Presidency
Political Theory
Legislative Process
Constitutional Law
Law and Judicial Process
Religion and Politics
International Relations
Comparative Politics
Crucial Issues in Contemporary Society


Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 2014, in Politics
M.A., Catholic University of America, 2007, in Politics
B.A., Covenant College, 2003, Philosophy

Teaching/Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Northwest University, 2014-present
Instructor, Central Texas College, 2010-2011


“Foundations of Political Authority in Jacques Derrida,” Northeastern Political Science Association, 2013

“Religion and the Death Penalty in Derrida’s Death Penalty Seminars,” Western Political Science Association, 2018


Professional Associations

Christians in Political Science
American Political Science Association
Association for Political Theory
American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy