Professor of Government
On leave of absence for the 2013-14 academic year.
Government And Legal Studies
17 Hubbard Hall
Mr. Franco is a Professor of Government with teaching responsibilities in the history of political philosophy and contemporary political theory. Before coming to Bowdoin, he taught at the University of Chicago as a William Rainey Harper Fellow.
Mr. Franco is the author of The Political Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott (Yale University Press, 1990), Hegel’s Philosophy of Freedom (Yale University Press, 1999), Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction (Yale University Press, 2004), and Nietzsche’s Enlightenment: The Free-Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Most recently he co-edited A Companion to Michael Oakeshott (Penn State, 2012). He has published articles and reviews in The American Political Science Review, Political Theory, The Journal of Politics, The Review of Politics, Political Studies, Ethics, and The Political Science Reviewer.