Mary J. Dudas
Senior Lecturer in Political Science
Phone: (860) 297-2313 Office Location: Downes Memorial 102B
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Trinity College faculty member since 2015
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Ph.D., Univ. of Washington
M.A., New School for Social Research
B.A., Western Washington Univ.

Mary Dudas began her study of politics as undergraduate and quickly fell in love with American Politics, Law, and Political Theory.  She earned her MA in political Science at the New School for Social Research with her thesis on Machiavelli and Nietzsche and a PhD from the University of Washington with a dissertation on Augustan Era writing about emerging commercial society, the reconfiguration of gender relationships, and empire.  She has two young boys and spends her weekend driving them to hockey games.

Her pedagogy reflects the primary goal of educating students to be critical and engaged citizens. Her aim is for students to learn how to understand and evaluate the political events and political institutions that affect their lives.  Her hope that the understanding that they gain in college will encourage them to be critical and engaged citizens throughout their lives.