BA, State University of New York at Binghamton; MA, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Lauren Hall is professor and chair of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of The Medicalization of Birth and Death (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) and Family and the Politics of Moderation (Baylor University Press, 2014) and the co-editor of a volume on the political philosophy of French political thinker Chantal Delsol. She has written extensively on the classical liberal tradition, including articles on Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, and Montesquieu. She serves on the editorial board of the interdisciplinary journal Cosmos+Taxis, which publishes on spontaneous orders in the social and political worlds. Her current research is on the moral and political implications of healthcare regulations as well as issues relating to gender and the family.
In the News
January 25, 2022
Stop Meddling With Midwives
Essay by Lauren Hall, professor and chair of the political science department, published in the U.S. News and World Report.
September 14, 2021
Connections: Why has the Libertarian party had trouble attracting more people?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Lauren Hall, chair, Department of Political Science.
June 2, 2021
Commentary: Arrests and care deserts: N.Y. maternity policies are a mess
Essay by Lauren Hall, associate professor of political science, published in the Albany Times Union.