Assistant Professor of Government
In addition to being a general enthusiast of great books, Matthew Wright is a political theorist who specializes in the Thomistic-Aristotelian natural law tradition. This entails a methodology particularly sensitive to the diverse forms of natural association and authority that fall within political communities. He is interested in understanding how groups like families and churches relate to the political community and what political life uniquely contributes to the full development of human social capacities. Born and bred in the South, Matthew is married to a proud Alabamassippian, Ruthie, and together they chase around Jackson, Harry and Mary Clement. The Wrights enjoy campfires, national parks and barbecue.