Professor Permaul’s Biography
Nadesan Permaul (Nad) received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley in Political Science. I have taught in the Rhetoric, Sociology, and Political Science Departments, upper division seminars and lecture courses that meet the American Cultures Requirement for the past twenty-three years. My Master’s essay was done in the field of classical political theory, and was on the first book of Plato’s Republic, and how Plato’s rhetoric changes between the first book and the remainder of the dialogue. My doctoral dissertation was done in the fields of American political theory and American literature of the 19th century. The dissertation is entitled “Before the Days of Jubilee: The Search for Principles Underlying the European-American Founding, 1776-1859”. My dissertation committee was composed of Professors Norman Jacobson, Hanna Pitkin, and Michael Rogin in the Political Science Department. Professor Richard Hutson of the English Department was on my Ph.D. Exam committee representing 19th century American literature, along with Professor Robert Kagan of the Political Science Department representing 19th Century Constitutional Law.