Joseph Alulis

Joseph Alulis
Professor of Politics and Government

Classes taught: American Foreign Policy, International Law and Organizations, Political Philosophy, Comparative Politics, International Political Economy

At North Park since: 1996

Dr. Joseph Alulis was first drawn to North Park because of his passion for its mission, and the ways in which he believes his discipline fits into that vision. “In general,” he says, “there is a heightened sensitivity to the moral dimension of politics” when studying the intersection of religion and politics at North Park. “I find the support it provides for my own faith gratifying.”

An expert in international politics and relations, Professor Alulis believes that North Park’s diversity gives his students an advantage. “Our Comparative Politics course provides an opportunity to consider how culture influences the politics of different nations,” he says. “And as there are invariably international students in class, they are encouraged to offer their perspectives.”

In addition to internships in the city and courses like Chicago Politics, Professor Alulis says, “I encourage students in my International Politics course to attend lectures sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and students are informed of relevant museum exhibitions.”

The personal connection that politics and government professors and students are able to make is important to Professor Alulis. “Students build a strong bond with each other and with the faculty,” he says. “The faculty are actively engaged in their own research, with opportunities for students to participate in that,” he says. “Classes are rigorous and students get a lot of personal attention.”


  • PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago
  • MA, Political Science, University of Chicago
  • BA, American Studies, University of Chicago

Recent Publications

  • Joseph Alulis. “’The Very Heart of Loss’: Love and Politics in Antony and Cleopatra.” In Shakespeare and the Body Politic. Edited by Bernard J. Dobski and Dustin Gish. Lexington, 2013 (forthcoming).

  • Joseph Alulis. “The Tragedy of Politics: Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.” Perspectives on Political Science, vol 41 #4 (Fall 2012):190-194.

  • Joseph Alulis. “Dostoevsky and the Metaphysical Foundation of the Liberal Regime.” Perspectives on Political Science, vol 38, #4 (Fall 2009): 206-16.

“Students build a strong bond with each other and with the faculty.”