Julianne Romanello earned her doctorate in Political Philosophy from Baylor University (Waco, Texas) in 2012 upon completing her dissertation, “Political Philosophy and the Divine Ground: Eric Voegelin on Plato.” While at Baylor, Ms. Romanello earned the Richard D. Huff Distinguished Graduate Student in Political Science Award and passed Ph.D. comprehensive examinations with distinction. She had teaching roles in lower- and upper-division courses in subjects ranging from Political Philosophy and Literature to Environmental Policy and participated in several editing projects with senior faculty members (e.g. Professor Thomas Hibbs’ Arts of Darkness: Film Noir and the Religious Quest [Dallas, Texas: Spence Publishing, 2007] and issues of American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly). She also served as an editorial intern for Rhetoric & Public Affairs, published by Michigan State University Press and the Department of Communication at Baylor University.
Ms. Romanello’s scholarship interests include Ancient Greek philosophy, existential and twentieth century philosophy, the intersection of political philosophy and literature and film, and general questions pertaining to the history of political theory. She regularly participates in major conferences and has delivered lectures for the Tulsa Philosophical Society. Her publications include:
“Eric Voegelin’s Approach to Plato,” VoegelinView (online) January, 2018.
“Voegelin on Plato’s Laws,” (2 parts) VoegelinView (online) January, 2018; republished in The European Conservative (June, 2019).
“Eric Voegelin’s ‘On Classical Studies’,” in Perspectives on Voegelin’s Late Published Essays, ed. Michael Franz (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, forthcoming).
“Ambitious Souls and Political Disorder: A Voegelinian Examination of Plato’s Alcibiades I,” in Essays in Honor of Republics: Ancient and Modern by Paul Rahe (exact title to be determined), ed. James W. Muller and Laura T. Rahe, forthcoming.
“Bellow, Kierkegaard, and American Estheticism,” Expositions (online) 6.1 (2012): 68-80.
Dr. Romanello has received early editorial support from Lexington’s Politics, Literature, and Film series for a new study of the tension between democracy and nobility as explored in the films of Francis Ford Coppola.
A resident of Tulsa since 2009, Dr. Romanello has continued to teach on a part-time basis at institutions in the greater Tulsa area, including Northeastern State University (Department of English and Humanities), and Tulsa Community College (Departments of Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Political Science and the Honors Program). Among her regularly offered courses are: Introduction to Philosophy, History of Educational Philosophy, Political Theory, Humanities I and II, American Federal Government Most recently, Dr. Romanello was Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Tulsa, where she taught full-time in the Honors Program until the University was restructured in the Spring of 2019. Now, Dr. Romanello is engaged in social media and local efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of the 4IR digital transformation and social impact finance. She and her husband, Tony, have 4 young children who love to create chaos as mom gets her bearings as a homeschool parent.