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LEV SZENTKIRÁLYI, PH.D.
Ph.D. in Political Science, Instructor of Academic Writing
Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR)
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0317
szentkiralyi@colorado.edu

Education


Ph.D., Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder (2017)
•  AOS: Normative Political Theory, Environmental Justice
•  AOC: Environmental Policy and International Relations
•  Dissertation: The Ethics of Precaution: Taking Responsibility for Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm

M.A., Philosophy, University of Connecticut (2009)

B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, and B.S., Environmental Science, Bowling Green State University (2006)

 

Academic Appointments


Instructor, Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), University of Colorado at Boulder (2017-present)
•  Three-year renewable contracts
•  Contract involves teaching in Baker Natural Sciences and the Environment Residential Academic Program
•  Academic writing instruction focuses on teaching students to identify, critique, and implement discipline-specific conventions of academic research, analysis, and writing

 

Research


Research Interests
Theories of moral responsibility and the ethics of risk, environmental justice, food justice, climate ethics, precautionary risk management, theories of social justice, human rights, just war theory


Peer-Reviewed Book
Szentkirályi, Levente. The Ethics of Precaution: Uncertain Environmental Health Threats and Duties of Due Care (New York: Routledge, 2019).


Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
Szentkirályi, Levente. “A Rights-Based Conception of the Precautionary Principle,” in Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, David Boonin, ed. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Szentkirályi, Levente, and Michael Burch. “An Umbrella of Legitimacy: Rebel Faction Size and External Military Intervention.” International Political Science Review (March 2017).


Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications
Miller, Caleb, Colin Brown, Levente Szentkirályi, Joshua Dean, and Jake Eschenburg.  “2016 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference and Track Summaries: Teaching How to Teach.” PS: Political Science and Politics 49.3 (2016): 583-4.

Szentkirályi, Levente. Review of Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States by David Vogel. Global Environmental Politics 14.1 (2014): 140-2.


Under Review
Luck Has Nothing To Do With It: Prevailing Uncertainty and Responsibilities of Due Care, under review with Ethics, Policy, and Environment


Works in Progress
Food Insecurity and Precaution: Protecting a Right to Food That Is Safe to Eat

Navigating the Conventions of Political Science Research: An Undergraduate Guide for Writing in the Discipline (book manuscript; 25% complete)

What Good Is Research Methods Training without Formal Writing Instruction?

At the Intersection of Service-Learning and Writing Instruction: An Empirical Test of the Value of Community Engagement

Left to Stand and Die Alone: Collective Self-Determination and Prejudice Against Small Rebel Groups

 

Teaching


Teaching Interests
Theories of moral responsibility and the ethics of risk, environmental justice, food justice, climate ethics, precautionary risk management, social contract theory, human rights, just war theory.


Instructor of Record

Content-Based Courses
•  Environmental Justice • Fall 2018 (residential academic program)

•  Climate Change, Environmental Health, and Resilience • Fall 2018 (service-learning)
•  Environmental Health Science, Policy, and Ethics • Summer 2018 (online), 2017/2018 AY, Summer 2017
•  Global Justice • Summer 2017 (hybrid), 2016/2017 AY (service-learning), Summer 2016 (online)
•  Government and Capitalism in the U.S. • Spring 2015 
•  Environmental Political Theory • Summer 2014
•  Global Issues • Summer 2014, Summer 2013 (online)

Writing Courses
•  Technical Communication and Design • Spring 2018 (service-learning)

•  Writing in Political Science • Spring 2017
•  First-Year Writing and Rhetoric • Fall 2018, 2017/2018 AY, 2015/2016 AY


Teaching Assistant—with CU-Boulder Department of Political Science unless otherwise noted

•  Introduction to International Relations • Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2011
•  History of Western Political Thought • Spring 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
•  Quantitative Research Methods • Spring 2013
•  American Political Thought • Fall 2012
•  Environmental Political Theory • Spring 2012
•  Introduction to Environmental Public Policy Analysis • Fall 2011
•  Problems of Philosophy • 2008/2009 AY, Fall 2007 • University of Connecticut Philosophy •  Department
•  Philosophy and Social Ethics • Spring 2008 • University of Connecticut Philosophy Department

 

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards


Calderwood Curriculum and Professional Development Grant • The Calderwood Gift Fund and PWR, CU-Boulder • November 2018 • $6,000 (course release for Fall 2019)

Funds completion of Navigating the Conventions of Political Science Research: An Undergraduate Guide for Writing in the Discipline book manuscript, and creation of new Writing in the Social Sciences course curriculum.

Faculty Fellows Program Grant • Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT), CU-Boulder • January 2018-May 2019 • $3,000

Funds broad efforts to improve use of existing and emerging technologies to enhance student learning, and my specific pilot project to promote collaborative annotation and provide digital comments on student writing via Google Drive, Snagit, and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC software.

Community-Based Professional Writing Teaching Grant • PWR, CU-Boulder • August 2018-May 2019 • $1,000

Funds development of new client-based research and design projects for new service-learning curricula.

Faculty Fellows in Community-Based Learning Grant • Center for Community-Based Learning and Research, CU-Boulder • March 2016 • $4,000

Funded creation of new Global Justice service-learning course curriculum with Intercambio de Comunidades—a humanitarian non-profit organization in Boulder, CO.

Graduate Part-Time Instructor Teaching Excellence Award (university-wide competition following nomination by home department) •  United Government of Graduate Students, CU-Boulder  •  April 2016

Faculty Research Grant • International Mobility Program on Atlantic Citizenship Trends Program, CU-Boulder; sponsored by European Commission and the U.S. Department of Education • May 2012 • $2,500

Funded field research at University of Trier, Germany on attitudes toward and treatment of Turkish immigrants.

Field Research Grant • Department of Political Science, CU-Boulder • April 2012 • $1,800

Funded field research at University of Trier, Germany on attitudes toward and treatment of Turkish immigrants.

Conference Travel Grant • PWR, CU-Boulder • Fall 2017, Spring and Fall 2016 • $1,800 total

Conference Travel Grant • Graduate School, CU-Boulder • Spring 2011, Spring and Fall 2012, Spring and Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Spring 2016 • $2,100 total

Conference Travel Grant • Department of Political Science, CU-Boulder • Spring 2011, Spring and Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Spring 2016 • $1,500 total

Conference Travel Grant • United Government of Graduate Students, CU-Boulder • Spring 2016 • $300

Frazier Reams Public Affairs Fellowship • University Advancement, Bowling Green State University • April 2005 • $10,000

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Institute of International Education • November 2004 • $5,000

Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering Scholarship • Office of Environmental Education, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency • August 2004 • $2,500

 

Select Conference Presentations


Luck Has Nothing To Do With It: Prevailing Uncertainty and Duties of Due Care  •  2018 American Political Science Association (Boston, MA)

At the Intersection of Service-Learning and Writing Instruction: An Empirical Test of the Value of Community Engagement  •  2018 APSA (Boston, MA)

What Good Is Research Methods Training without Formal Writing Instruction?  •  2018 APSA (Boston, MA)

Food Insecurity and Precaution: Protecting a Right to Food That Is Safe to Eat  •  2018 WPSA (San Francisco, CA)

Community Engagement and Academic Success: An Empirical Test of the Benefits of Service-Learning  •  2018 WPSA (San Francisco, CA)

Integrating Community Service with Community-Based Writing: How Multifaceted Service-Learning Enhances Academic Success  •  2017 Conference on Community Writing (Boulder, CO)

Mistaken About Our Students’ Critical Thinking and Writing Skills: A Proposal for a Keystone Writing in Political Science Course  •  2016 APSA (Philadelphia, PA)

Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm and Obligations of Due Care (poster)  •  2016 APSA (Philadelphia, PA)

How Formal Writing Instruction Can Improve Critical Thinking Skills and the Service-Learning Experience  •  2016 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference (Portland, OR)

Safeguarding Against Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm (poster)  •  2014 APSA (Washington, DC)

Precautionary Risk Regulation as a Matter of Right  •  2014 WPSA (Seattle, WA)

Environmental Harms and the Enduring Appeal of Natural Rights  •  2013 WPSA (Los Angeles, CA)

An Umbrella of Legitimacy: Rebel Faction Size and External Military Intervention” (poster)  •  2012 Peace Science Society Annual Conference (Savannah, GA)

Lowering the Bar for Justified Military Intervention in Intrastate Conflicts  •  2012 WPSA (Portland, OR)

 

Academic and Professional Service


Reviewer
Ethics, Policy, and Environment
Global Environmental Politics

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Committees
•  Katja Walton, Political Science • anticipated April 2019
•  Katja Walton, International Affairs • anticipated April 2019
•  Rebecca Tyus, Political Science • anticipated April 2019
•  Isabelle Granger-Frye, Political Science • anticipated October 2018
•  Frank Hannigan, Political Science • April 2018 (magna cum laude)
•  Nicole Broda, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology • April 2018 (magna cum laude)
•  Holiday McAllister, Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture • November 2017 (cum laude)

Undergraduate Faculty Writing Advisor, Political Science Honors Seminar, CU-Boulder (August 2018-present)
•  Dedicated writing advisor for the Department’s two required honors thesis seminars (PSCI 4715 and 4725)
•  Mentor senior Political Science students from the prospectus stage of their honors theses, through the research, writing, and revision processes of their research papers, to the oral defense of their projects
•  Develop individually-tailored plans of action, facilitate individual and small-group consulting sessions

Upper-Division Curriculum Committee, PWR, CU-Boulder (August 2018-present)
•  Establish overarching objectives and universal standards for all upper-division writing courses
•  Review and decide proposals for new upper-division writing courses

Faculty Fellows Program, A&S Support of Education Through Technology, CU-Boulder (January 2018-present)
•  Work with ASSETT staff and university faculty to identify key challenges to improving approaches toward teaching and learning and better accommodating learning styles and needs of our undergraduates
•  Address barriers to enhanced student learning by improving use of existing and emerging technologies
•  Facilitate workshops with and mentor PWR faculty to improve use of classroom technologies to these ends

Honor Code Council Advisory Board, Boulder Faculty Assembly, CU-Boulder (January 2018-present)
•  Work with Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution to resolve allegations of academic misconduct
•  Help to establish, critique, and implement new faculty-driven violation review and decision-making process

Diversity and Student Services Committee, PWR, CU-Boulder (August 2017-May 2018)
•  Work collaboratively with PWR and university faculty and administrators to advance “inclusive excellence”
•  Facilitated “Academic Diversity and Student-Centered Approaches Toward Teaching and Learning” workshops at CU’s Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summits

Letters of Recommendation Written for Students
•  Erin Nebel, Civil Engineering October 2018 • Civil Engineering B.S./M.S. program, CU-Boulder
•  Jasper Schneider, Geography May 2018 • Ph.D. program, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
•  Marwa Osman, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology February 2018 • James Schafer Scholarship
•  Nathan Harvey, Environmental Engineering February 2018 • CU-Boulder Exchange Program (Chile)
•  Grace McCall, Chemical Engineering January 2018 • U.S. Geological Survey internship
Connor McCranie, Mathematics January 2018 • Ph.D. programs, CU-Boulder and University of Notre Dame
•  Bella Steinhauer, International Affairs July 2017 • Babington Education, Hong Kong
•  Thomas Regur, Journalism May 2016 • Information and Communication Technology for Development M.A. program, CU-Boulder
•  Jack Tze Chieh Berk, Economics March 2014 • Fund for American Studies internship
•  Lillian Waters, History February 2014 • CU-Boulder Exchange Program (France)
•  Sarah Andrews, Political Science March 2013 • CU-Boulder Exchange Program (South Africa)
•  Abby King, History September 2012 • CU-Boulder Exchange Program (Spain)
•  Martha Berhane, Psychology April 2011 • U.S. Department of Education McNair Scholars Program

 

Supervision of Community Engagement


Environmental Health Science, Policy, and Ethics Service-Learning Course (Fall 2018)
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In association with Foothills United Way, Boulder County, and Community Resilience Council
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Students explore public health-related problems of climate change and produce consulting reports for Community Resilience Council on CU-Boulder’s resilience initiatives and natural disaster response preparedness, and on at-risk student populations vulnerable to being harmed when disasters strike

Technical Writing Service-Learning Course (Spring 2018)
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In association with CU-Boulder Office of the Vice Provost and CU-Boulder University Libraries
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Students produce consulting reports for Academic Futures faculty committee on long-term strategic academic initiatives, and for Norlin Library on the viability of adopting open educational resources

Global Justice Service-Learning Course (Fall 2016)
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In association with Intercambio de Comunidades, a humanitarian organization in Boulder, CO
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Students help Latino/a immigrants improve technology literacy skills, and help revise ESL teaching manuals

Volunteer Wilderness Conservation Field Work (Summer 2011)
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In association with Student Conservation Association and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Students completed various invasive plant species control projects at North Hartland Lake, VT

College Internship Program (Fall 2009 and Spring 2010)
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In association with Merrick Alpert for U.S. Senate and University of Connecticut Political Science Dept.
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Students engaged in all aspects of a grassroots political campaign for student credit in New London, CT