Adam Seagrave

Arizona State University
Director of Academic Affairs for Teacher Programs and Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty

Adam Seagrave (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. He is co-author (with Stephanie Shonekan) of the forthcoming book Race and the American Story (Oxford University Press, 2024) and co-founder of a wide-ranging educational project of the same name begun at the University of Missouri in 2017. His first book, The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. He has also published Liberty and Equality: The American Conversation (University Press of Kansas, 2015) and The Accessible Federalist (Hackett Publishing Co., 2017).

In addition to his academic scholarship and teaching, Professor Seagrave has worked extensively with K-12 educators and has led the development of K-12 instructional materials on American history and government topics. He was awarded the American Legion National Education Award in 2021 for his achievements in K-12 civics education. He also spent seven years as the inaugural Managing Editor of the academic journal American Political Thought (published by the University of Chicago Press). Seagrave writes and teaches widely on topics relating to American political thought and history, with a particular focus on the relationship between racism and American ideals.