James E. Block is assistant professor of political science at DePaul University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought, J.D. from New York University, and M.A., History of Ideas, from the University of Sussex. He also studied at Columbia University in a joint program with Wolfson College, Oxford.
Professor Block’s interests include Political Theory, American Political Culture, American Cultural History, and Anglo-American Religious Thought. He is the author of A Nation of Agents: The American Path to a Modern Self and Society which was published in 2002 by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
His latest book, The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of a Modern Nation., was published by Harvard University Press.