Discipline: Political Science
Lew Hinchman graduated from Princeton University in 1968 and—after a student Fulbright fellowship in Frankfurt, Germany– received his PhD in Government from Cornell in 1979. Until his retirement in 2009, Lew taught at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, where he offered a variety of courses in political theory, comparative politics, and American government. He also taught twice at German universities, most recently in 2009 at Bonn thanks to a faculty Fulbright grant, and has been a visiting scholar in Australia. He has published over twenty articles and book chapters as well as writing and/or editing three books, mostly on topics in European and American political thought. More recently he has been asked to translate several scholarly books and articles from German into English. Although officially an emeritus professor, Lew continues to be active in teaching and scholarship. The 2016 Semester at Sea voyage will be his fourth for ISE. He now lives in Moab, Utah, a small community near the Colorado border where he finds plenty of opportunities to explore the region’s countless canyons, mesas, Native American ruins and rock art sites.