Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

Ewa Atanassow

Ewa Atanassow is Professor of Politics at Bard College Berlin. Her research and teaching range across the history of political thought, focusing on questions of nationhood and democratic citizenship, with emphasis on Tocqueville. She is the author of Tocqueville’s Dilemmas and Ours: Sovereignty, Nationalism, Globalization (Princeton University Press, 2022), and the co-editor of Tocqueville and the Frontiers of Democracy with Richard Boyd (Cambridge University Press, 2013); Liberal Moments: Reading Liberal Texts with Alan S. Kahan (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017); and When the People Rule: Popular Sovereignty in Theory and Practice with Thomas Bartscherer and David Bateman (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press).