- Ph.D. in Politics, from The Catholic University of America, awarded May 13, 2017
- M.A. in Politics, from The Catholic University of America, awarded May 17, 2014
- B.A. in Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa), UMass Amherst, awarded May 23, 2009
Gregory Collins is a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University. His book on Edmund Burke’s economic thought, titled Commerce and Manners in Edmund Burke’s Political Economy, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2020. Greg’s scholarly and teaching interests include the history of political thought, the philosophical and ethical implications of political economy, American political development, constitutional theory and practice, and the political theory of abolition. He has published articles on Burke’s economic thought in Review of Politics; Frederick Douglass’ constitutional theory in American Political Thought; Burke’s and Adam Smith’s views on Britain’s East India Company in Journal of the History of Economic Thought; Burke’s plan for the abolition of the slave trade in Slavery & Abolition; and Burke’s intellectual relationship with Leo Strauss and the Straussian political tradition in Perspectives on Political Science. His current book project is a comparative study of the political thought of Scottish Enlightenment thinkers and Burke that addresses questions regarding empire, commerce, morality, and historiography.
Greg received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from The Catholic University of America in 2017 and his B.A. in political science from UMass Amherst in 2009. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Hartford, CT. Greg enjoys rooting for Boston sports teams and playing Scrabble, chess, and basketball in his spare time.
- Adam Smith on the Navigation Acts and the Anglo-American Imperial Relationship.” History of Political Thought (forthcoming)
- “Edmund Burke on Slavery and the Slave Trade.” Slavery & Abolition, 40 (2019): 494-521.
- “The Limits of Mercantile Administration: Adam Smith and Edmund Burke on Britain’s East India Company.” Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Volume 41, Issue 3, September 2019 , pp. 369-392.
- “Burke, Strauss, and the Straussians.” Perspectives on Political Science 48 (2019): 192-209.
- “Beyond Politics and Natural Law: The Anticipation of New Originalist Tenets in the Constitutional Thought of Frederick Douglass.” American Political Thought 6 (2017): 574-609.
- “Edmund Burke on the Question of Commercial Intercourse in the Eighteenth Century.” Review of Politics 79 (2017): 565-95.