colby-sawyer faculty

Eric Boyer

Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Education
(603) 526-3432 | eboyer@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 2008. Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Formerly served as a lecturer at the University of Minnesota and as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Saint Thomas University.

Areas of Expertise

  • American Studies
  • Government
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Violence

Research Interests

  • Political Theory: History of Political Thought, Political Ideologies, American Political Thought, Marx and Marx-ism, Democratic Theory

  • Comparative Politics: Comparative Sociopolitical Change, Democratic Transitions, African Politics

Recent Presentations / Publications

  • Boyer, Eric. “John Dewey and Growth as End-In-Itself.” Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 93 (2010): 21-47.

  • Boyer, Eric M. “The Revolutionary Reformism of Karl Marx and John Dewey” – Paper presented to the 2011 Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, January 6-8.

  • Boyer, Eric M. “John Dewey and Growth as End-in-Itself” – Paper presented to the 2010 Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, January 7-9.

  • Boyer, Eric M. “Marx's Tenth 'Despotic Demand': Education as Emancipation” - Paper presented to the 2009 New Marxian Times conference in Amherst, MA, Nov. 5-8.

  • Boyer, Eric M. “Making Sense of Sidney Hook” – Paper presented to the 2008 Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, January 10-12.

  • Boyer, Eric M. “Beyond Deweyism: Dewey on Growth” – Paper presented to the University of Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium in Minneapolis, MN, September 28, 2007.

  • Boyer, Eric M. “Marx on Human Emancipation" – Paper presented at the Marquette University and University of Wisconsin Political Science Conference in Milwaukee, WI, April 1, 2007.

  • Boyer, Eric M. “Martin Heidegger and the Conflict Between Thought and Common Sense” – Paper presented to the University of Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium in Minneapolis, MN, February 13, 2004.

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Minnesota - 2008
  • BA, Political Science and Philosophy, Indiana University of Pennsylvania - 2001