Petrakis's Faculty Page

Pete Petrakis

Position: Associate Professor of Political Science Pete Petrakis
Fields of Study: Contemporary political theory, with an emphasis on art and politics (especially, Albert Camus); Southern politics; and Democratic theory.

Classes usually taught: Honors 314 20th Century Ideas in Conflict, Honors 311: Ancient or Classical Ideas in Conflict
Office phone number: 985-549-3465


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Education: B.A., University of Tennessee; M.A., Southern Mississippi; Ph.D., Louisiana State University


  • The Johnny R. Smith Endowed Professorship in History and Political Science
  • Awarded grant from Research and Grants in April 1998 for "Evaluating Legal Services Agency Performance," with Dr. Bonnie Lewis and Dr. Dale Parent.
  • "Populism Left-Right: Politics of the Rural South" co-authored with T. Wayne Parent, in The Rural South Since World War II. (Forthcoming Dec.) LSU Press.
  • "Reconstructing the World: Albert Camus: The Symbolization of Experience," with Cecil C. Eubanks, Journal of Politics, (Forthcoming Spring 99)
  • "The South's New Conservative Southern Republican Governors" American Review of Politics with T. Wayne Parent (Forthcoming September 98)
    Book Review of "We Ain't What We Was": Civil Rights in the New South," Political Science Quarterly, Vol 113, #1, Spring 1998


  • "Eric Voegelin's Dialogue with the Postmoderns: Searching for
    Foundations", edited Peter A. Petrakis and Cecil L. Eubanks.