Kenzie Bok received her A.B. in History from Harvard College in 2011, then went on as a Marshall Scholar to earn an M.Phil. (2012) and a Ph.D. (2016) at the University of Cambridge (St John's College). She is an intellectual historian who specializes in the young John Rawls and his path to writing A Theory of Justice. Her broader interests include the phenomenon of secularization, the intellectual foundations of liberalism, the relationship between analytic philosophy and social science, the twentieth-century rise of the welfare state, and how moral philosophy and political theory have changed since the Second World War. When not writing and teaching as an historian, Kenzie previously worked on housing policy in her home city of Boston. She is now a Boston City Councilor, elected in 2019, representing Mission Hill, Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the West End.
Social Studies 68pt: Politics: Theory and Practice (Spring)