Dr. McGraw has always had an interest in the normative and philosophical aspects of politics and discovered political theory only in graduate school. He is particularly interested in the ways modern states seek to establish and enforce their own normative visions and how religion plays into that process. He has taught previously at the University of Georgia, Notre Dame and Pepperdine University. His first book was published by Cambridge University Press, and he is beginning a project on pluralism, law and religion, and political theology.
Professor McGraw and his wife Martha, a practicing neurologist, live in Wheaton with their three children. They enjoy gardening, all manners of outdoor activities, and perfecting the art of pulled-pork BBQ sandwiches.
Harvard University: Ph.D., Political Science 2005
Brown University: A.M., Political Science 2001
Georgetown University: M.A., Russian Area Studies 1995
Vanderbilt University: B.A., Modern European Studies 1993
Areas of Expertise and Research Interests (37)
Professional Affiliations (4)
- American Political Science Association : Member
- Christians in Political Science : Member
- Association for Political and Legal Philosophy : Member
- Association for Political Theory : Member
Media Appearances (1)
Opinion Roundup: Should Syria's Christians Be Our Top Priority?
Christianity Today online
"If America does nothing, it's quite possible that the civil war will spill over into Lebanon and Iraq—not to mention that thousands more will die," said Bryan McGraw, associate professor of politics at Wheaton College. "If we aid the rebels, it seems likely that we'll end up helping people who might be worse than Assad."...
Academics and Published Research (2)
- Introduction to Political Philosophy
- Between Athens and Jerusalem: Classical and Medieval -
- Political Thought
- Modern Political Thought
- Law and Religion
- American Political Thought
- Christian Political Thought
Individual: Professor McGraw's main areas of research are in contemporary political thought and especially how those traditions intersect with religious belief and practice.
Select Articles, Chapters, Reviews, and Other Publications (1)
Kimberly H. Conger and Bryan T. McGraw