Andrew Billing came to Macalester College in 2008 as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
and was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas
City. He completed his Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of California Irvine with a
specialization in the fields of eighteenth-century French literature and political

His current research explores the animal/human relation as well as intersections between
literary fiction and moral and political philosophy in the French Enlightenment. His
teaching interests include 18th century French literature, Enlightenment political and
moral philosophy, colonialism, and critical theory. 

Billing has been teaching at Macalester since 2008. 

EDUCATION: B.A., University of Otago, New Zealans; M.A., University of Canterbury, New
Zealand; Ph.D., University of California Irvine