Rita Koganzon is Associate Director of the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy and a Lecturer in the Department of Politics. She is a political theorist specializing in the history of political thought. Her research focuses on the themes of childhood, education, and the family in political thought. She has published articles on the family in Hobbes, Locke’s educational writings, and the educational ideas of the American founders. She is currently working on a book that examines the relationship between familial and political authority in English and French political thought from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. She received her PhD in Government from Harvard University, and her BA in History from the University of Chicago.