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Jason Jividen
Jason Jividen

Jason Jividen is Assistant Professor of Politics at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  He also serves as Fellow in Civic and Constitutional Affairs at Saint Vincent's Center for Political and Economic Thought.  Jividen earned his Ph.D. in political science at Northern Illinois University in 2007.  His teaching and research interests include the history of political philosophy and American political thought and institutions.  

Jividen has delivered numerous conference papers and public lectures on topics in ancient and modern political philosophy, the principles of the American Founding, Lincoln’s political thought, and American progressivism.  He is the author of Claiming Lincoln:  Progressivism, Equality, and the Battle for Lincoln’s Legacy in Presidential Rhetoric (DeKalb, IL:  Northern Illinois University Press, 2011), which critically examines the attempt of progressive and modern liberal U.S. presidents to appropriate the Lincoln image into their political rhetoric.