Roger Boesche

The Arthur G. Coons Distinguished Professor of the History of Ideas, Politics

Boesche teaches the history of European and American political thought.


  • Office: North Swan A
  • Email: boesche@oxy.edu
  • Phone: (323) 259-2869

Education: B.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

He has won the Loftsgordon Award twice, the Graham L. Sterling Memorial Award, and the Linda and Todd White Teaching Prize.  He has published many articles and books, including Theories of Tyranny: From Plato to Arendt (1996), The First Great Political Realist:  Kautilya and His Arthashastra (2002), and Tocqueville's Road Map: Methodology, Liberalism, Revolution, and Despotism (2006).