Alex D. Cole

Alex Cole

Ph.D. Candidate - 1st Political Theory  - 2nd Comparative Politics

Bachelor's Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts: Columbus State University, 2013

Phone: 225-578-2141

Fax: 225-578-2540


Office: 324 Stubbs Hall



Alex Donovan Cole is a Political Theorist and Comparativist at Louisiana State University, specializing in Politics and Literature, 19th and 20th century political thought, and the political economy of the Western European welfare state.  Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Alex received his Bachelors degree from Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia; during his tenure there, he spent a year abroad at Regent's Park College at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Alex received his Masters in Political Science from LSU in 2015 upon finishing his thesis on the political thought of Albert Camus and Immanuel Kant. He is currently preparing a dissertation on the political theory of 20th century German novelist, Günter Grass.


Area of Interest

  • Paper presented at the LSU Mardi Gras Conference 2017: From Kingdom to the Caliph: Diasporic Identities in Beckford's Vathek and Earle's Obi
  • Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association 2017 Annual Meeting: Constructivism and Counter-Constructivism:  Arendt's Crises of the Republic and Contemporary Protest Culture
  • Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association 2016 Annual Meeting: What Iron Cures Not: Polanyi's Great Transformation and the Early Schiller
  • Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association 2015 Annual Meeting:  From Peasant to Arbeiter: Religious Institutions and Welfare States, Germany, Britain, and France, 1870-1914
  • Paper presented at the Southwest Social Science Association 2014 Annual Meeting:  Moral Opacity in the Thought of Kant, Rawls, and Aristotle


Phi Sigma Alpha

Southwest Social Science Association

Southern Political Science Association