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Teaching Assistant Professor
Core Faculty, Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

214A Caldwell Hall


Paul Garofalo joined the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at UNC in August 2024 as a Teaching Assistant Professor. Prior to that he earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Southern California in 2024. His research interests focus on questions of the legitimacy and justification of political authority, with his current research examining the norms and institutions required by public justification. He also is interested in the history of political philosophy, especially the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes.