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Ramona Grey, Chair & Co-coordinator of the Grad Program

Location: Liberal Arts 352
Hours: Spring 2015 MWF 10:10-11am or by appt.

Phone: 406-243-5202


  A Political Theory Primer: The Search for Standards


B.A. California State University, Sacramento 1985

M.A. California State University, Sacramento 1986

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside 1991

Research Interests

Utopianism, Politics & Art

Selected Publications

Political Theory and the Human Predicament: An Introduction to Major Political Thinkers, San Diego: Cognella Inc., 2014.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935),” The International Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D.  McClain, James E. Alt, and Simone Chambers, Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011, vol. 1, p. 673.

“George Orwell (1903-1950),” The International Encyclopedia of Political Science,  edited by Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, James E.  Alt, and Simone Chambers, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011, vol. 4, pp.1161-1162.  

(Co-authored with T.L. Putterman) “The Fiddler’s Prerogative: Politics and the Purpose of Art,” Antioch Review, vol. 60, no 2, Spring 2002: 250-266.

"Modern Liberalism & Despair: The Pilgrimage of Joseph Wood Krutch, American Studies, vol. 35, no. 1, 1997: 81-95.

Field of Study

Political Theory


PSCI 250E Introduction to Political Theory

PSCI 352 American Political Thought

PSCI 354 Contemporary Political Theory

PSCI 451E Ancient & Medieval Poltical Theory

PSCI 453E Modern Political Theory

PSCI 452 Utopianism & Its Critics 

PSCI 550 Political Theory Graduate Seminar


UM Distinguished Teaching Award, 2004