Thomas D. Howes is a 2020-2021 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate in the James Madison Program of American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. At Princeton, he is continuing research that began with his dissertation, with a special focus on the political-ethical foundations of religious liberty. His academic interests also include contemporary first-personal Thomistic ethics, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, political philosophy, and political economy.
He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America, an S.T.B. from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.