Dr. Alexander Hirsch

Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Hirsch received his BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his MA and PhD in Politics and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests include political theory, ethics, public memory, transitional justice, indigenous cultural politics, and ancient thought and literature. His courses range across the history of political thought, both in the West and beyond.  They include Ethics & Society, Political Freedom, Classical Political Thought, Art & Politics, and After Evil.
In the Honors Program, Dr. Hirsch teaches several courses, including Methods of Inquiry, which explores interdisciplinary theories of knowledge, belief, and disbelief.  

Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson

Student Services Manager

Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Political Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2009. During the fall semester of 2006 she studied abroad in Athens, Greece, where her interest in the history of philosophy was truly ignited. After graduating from UAF, Christina continued her studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, earning herself a Master of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in Legal Studies in 2011. 

Upon her return to Alaska Christina worked as the Communications Clerk for the Office of Admissions and the Registrar at UAF, familiarizing herself with the recruitment and admissions processes for future students. In 2013 she was offered the position to teach philosophy for the University of Alaska Anchorage's Matanuska-Susitna College. After a few years of residing in Anchorage, she relocated back to Fairbanks, but she continues to teach for UAA in a distance learning format. Christina joined the UAF Honors Program staff in November 2016 and is delighted to be back on the campus of her original alma mater and working directly with Honors students.

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