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Christopher Flannery

Christopher Flannery

Louaine S. Taylor Professor
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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Christopher Flannery is a Senior Fellow of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, where he is also the Louaine S. Taylor Professor of American History and Government. Prior to joining Ashbrook, Professor Flannery was Professor of Political Science at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California for more than 30 years. He has been a member of the board of directors of the The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy since 1981 and is currently the senior editor of The Claremont Review of BooksHe is a native of Los Angeles. On evenings and weekends, he is an essayist, poet, songwriter, and spoken word artist. His first album, Even in L.A., was released July 4, 2015 (

Research Areas

American Political Thought
Political Philosophy


PhD, Claremont Graduate School
MA, Claremont Graduate School
MA, The London School of Economics
BA, California State University, Northridge

Courses Taught

AHG 510 - Great American Texts