Gladden Pappin

Gladden Pappin
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science
  • Affiliation During NDIAS Fellowship: Harvard University
  • Pampusch Scholar, Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "The Political Significance of Ecclesiastical Thought"

Gladden J. Pappin is a postdoctoral fellow in the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University, and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2012. He studies modern political phenomena through the lens of political philosophy and its history. Among his chief interests are the relationship between political and ecclesiastical thought, the experience of change in the modern world, and question of nature and technology.

His articles and reviews have appeared in a number of publications includingPerspectives on Political ScienceModern Age, the Journal of Markets and Morality, the Intercollegiate Review, and First Things. His recent writings address the praise of innovation and novelty, the relationship of technology and modern liberty, and the changing place of the environment in modern politics.

In addition to his fellowship with the Program on Constitutional Government, he has received fellowships from Harvard University, from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and from the Earhart Foundation. In 2004 he received a Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize at Harvard for his work on rights and the history of conciliarism.