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About Emily K. Ferkaluk, Ph.D.

Dr. Emily Ferkaluk taught courses in political philosophy and American politics. Her primary research interests include a study of Alexis de Tocqueville's discussion of American religion, politics, and penal institutions; the theme of motherhood and politics; and questions of constitutional law. She is currently working on a manuscript translation and interpretation of On the Penitentiary System in the United States and Its Application to France, by Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont.

Research Interests

Politics and the Family, Literature and Politics, Political Philosophy (Ancient, Medieval, and Modern), Politics and Penal Institutions, and American Religion

Honors and Awards

  • Braniff Graduate School Stipend, University of Dallas - 2011-2014
  • Ernest L. Fortin Memorial Summer Fellowship - 2014
  • Hillman Fellowship - 2014-2015
  • Louise Cowan Dissertation Fellowship - 2015


  • History of Political Thought I
  • Politics and American Culture


2016 Ph.D. in Politics, University of Dallas
2014 M.A. in Politics, University of Dallas
2011 B.A. in History, Cedarville University