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Kenneth Andrew Andres Leonardo received his Ph.D. in political science and M.A. in politics from Claremont Graduate University, and his B.A. in political science, international relations from Bucknell University. His research and teaching interests include history of political thought (Western and non-Western), American political thought and development, Native and Indigenous thought, inequality, resistance, and revolution. Currently, he is working on research projects exploring the understanding of equality in the early republic and various forms of resistance. Recent and previous affiliations include the Newberry Library, the Huntington Library, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Recent Courses Taught

Equality and Inequality in American Politics
The Way of the Warrior
Comparative Political Thought
American Political Development

Research Interests

Inequality, resistance, revolution


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hamilton College, 2024-26
  • Faculty Teacher-Scholar Award, Hamilton College, 2024
  • Dean of Faculty Award, Hamilton College, 2023
  • Creative Arts & Technology Award, Hamilton College, 2023

Select Publications

Leonardo, Kenneth Andrew Andres. “The Dangers of Demagogues and Democratic Revolution: on Aristotle’s Education of the Serious.” Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought 41, no. 2 (2024): 327-350.

Professional Affiliations

Western Political Science Association
Association for Asian American Studies
New York Southeast Asia Network
Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
The Association for Political Theory
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Claremont Graduate University
B.A., Bucknell University

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