Faculty Director

Eileen Botting Small

Eileen Hunt Botting, Professor of Political Science, is Director of the Notre Dame Scholars' Program, including the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, Stamps Scholars Program and other merit-based scholarship programs at Notre Dame. She advises students with merit scholarships, mentors those who are preparing proposals for summer enrichment experiences and develops lectures, colloquia, discussion forums and other supplementary learning opportunities.

A member of the Notre Dame political science faculty since 2001, Botting is a political theorist whose scholarly interests include 17th- through 19th-century political thought; theories of human rights, women’s rights and children’s rights; bioethics; and comparative, international and feminist approaches to the history of political thought.

Her most recent book is Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women’s Human Rights, published last year by Yale University Press. With a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, she published Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child: Political Philosophy in Frankenstein, a volume from Penn Press, in 2017

To schedule an appointment with Professor Botting, please email Heather Legault