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Posdoc Fellows

Faisal Baluch
Veritas / Charles Carroll Posdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Department of Political Science

Faisal Baluch received his Ph.D. in political theory from the University of Notre Dame with a dissertation on Machiavelli.  At the University of Notre Dame he was a Loescher Teaching Fellow and an editorial intern at the Review of Politics.  Faisal is a broadly trained political theorist with a particular interest in ancient, early modern and contemporary political thought.  He has published on Arendt and Heidegger, and is currently working on a book-length study of Machiavelli’s Florentine Histories.  Faisal has taught a number of courses at the University of Notre Dame and the College of the Holy Cross, including introduction to political theory, politics and literature, and a course on the Arab Spring.  At Holy Cross he is associated with Montserrat program in the Self-cluster.  In addition to his training in political theory, Faisal has a background in economics and finance, having received a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Western Sydney in Australia.

Carly Herold
Henzler / Charles Carroll Posdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Department of Political Science

Carly Herold joins Holy Cross from The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied political theory and public law. Her principle area of research is in classical Greek and Roman political theory and she is currently at work on a project on Cicero’s political thought, examining how the tradition of Socratic political philosophy might evaluate critiques from modern social science about the inherent irrationality of republican self-government. She maintains a broad interest in the history of political thought, the impact of the popularization of science on politics, civic education, comparative constitutional law, and constitutional theory.  At Holy Cross she will be teaching Classical Political Philosophy, which will focus on how the thinkers of Classical Greece and Rome conceived of the relationship of science to politics, as well as in the Core Human Questions cluster of the Montserrat Program.