P. Bracy Bersnak, Ph.D

Associate Professor 

Department of Political Science and Economics

Contact information:

P. Bracy Bersnak, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630



B.A., Miami University (OH), History
M.A., Catholic University of America, Modern European History
M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America, Political Theory

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Catholic Social Doctrine
  • Natural Law: Theory and Practice
  • Catholicism and American Democracy
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Church and Polity

Areas of Expertise

Modern European History, Conservatism in America, Catholic Social Teaching, Modern Political Thought


Selected Scholarship

“Spirituals and Temporals: Orestes Brownson on Church and Polity,” Catholic Social Science Review 26 (2021): 99-111.

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Review of Michael P. Krom, Justice and Charity: An Introduction to Aquinas’s Moral, Economic, and Political Thought, in Perspectives on Political Science (forthcoming).

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