Petrakis's Faculty Page
Position: Associate Professor of Political Science
Fields of Study: Contemporary political theory, with an emphasis on art and politics (especially, Albert Camus); Southern politics; and Democratic theory.
Classes usually taught: Honors 314 20th Century Ideas in Conflict, Honors 311: Ancient or Classical Ideas
Office phone number: 985-549-3465
Faculty Page Web Address: http://www.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/ppetrakis/
Education: B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Louisiana State University
- The Johnny R. Smith Endowed Professorship in History and Political Science
- Awarded grant from Research and Grants in April 1998 for "Evaluating Legal Services
Agency Performance," with Dr. Bonnie Lewis and Dr. Dale Parent.
- "Populism Left-Right: Politics of the Rural South" co-authored with T. Wayne Parent, in The Rural South Since World War II. (Forthcoming Dec.) LSU Press.
- "Reconstructing the World: Albert Camus: The Symbolization of Experience," with Cecil C. Eubanks, Journal of Politics, (Forthcoming Spring 99)
- "The South's New Conservative Southern Republican Governors" American Review of Politics
with T. Wayne Parent (Forthcoming September 98)
Book Review of "We Ain't What We Was": Civil Rights in the New South," Political Science Quarterly, Vol 113, #1, Spring 1998
- "Eric Voegelin's Dialogue with the Postmoderns: Searching for
Foundations", edited Peter A. Petrakis and Cecil L. Eubanks.