Area Experts

The University of Notre Dame has an exceptionally large community of scholars with research interests in the history of philosophy and adjacent areas, such as intellectual history, history of ideas, history of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic thought, history of political thought, etc.  The following list is organized by department, and includes faculty with both primary and secondary research interests in these interconnected areas. (Note: If you are looking for a potential faculty host for a small grant application, please see the separate list of Faculty Affiliates of the History of Philosophy Forum).


Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies



German Languages and Literature




Keough School of Global Affairs


Medieval Institute

Mendoza College of Business

  • Jim Otteson (history of economic thought, 18th-century moral philosophy)




Political Science


Program of Liberal Studies