Sammy Basu received his B.A. honors, with a major in Political Science and minor in Economics in 1986 and his M.A. in Political Science in 1988, both from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He received a second M.A in Politics in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Politics in 1993, both from Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. From 1993 until the present he has been a member of the Politics Department at Willamette University where he is now a Full Professor.

teaching interests

teaching interests and current course offerings encompass historical and thematic approaches to the study of Western political philosophy from the ancients to the moderns, as well as ethics and public policy.

research interests

research interests include Early Modern English political thought, and Weimar and Nazi political discourse, as well as various topics including property, self-ownership, death, and humor.

university service

university service roles have included general education design and implementation, long-range planning, academic programs, technology and education, and admissions.

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