Aurelian Craiutu

Academic Rank: 
Visiting Lecturer
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Aurelian Craiutu is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington where he also directs the Tocqueville Program. A native of Romania, he studied history of economic thought at the University of Rennes I, France, (1990-91) and earned his Ph.D. in political theory from Princeton in 1999. He has published extensively in the field of modern French political thought from Montesquieu and Tocqueville to Raymond Aron. Professor Craiutu’s publications include Liberalism under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaires (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), Tocqueville on America after 1840 (2009; with Jeremy Jennings), America through European Eyes (Cambridge, 2009, with Jeffrey C. Isaac), A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830 (Princeton, 2012), and Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes (Penn Press, 2017). Dr. Craiutu also edited Madame de Staël’s Considerations on the Principal Events of the French Revolution (Liberty Fund, 2008) and François Guizot’s History of the Origins of Representative Government in Europe (Liberty Fund, 2002). He has received awards and grants from many institutions including the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the James Madison Center (Princeton University), the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Earhart Foundation. He has also been Visiting Professor at the University of Paris II, Pantheon-Assas, and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.