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Abram Trosky
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Humanities Department
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 701-6668
Humanities Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Abram comes to the Coast Guard Academy from Boston University where as a Presidential Fellow in the Department of Political Science he led seminars in international relations, American politics, and American diplomatic history. Abram has created and taught classes covering classical and modern political theory, ethics, and contemporary/critical social thought at several Boston-area institutions, including BU, MIT, and Simmons College.

Since 2008, Abram has been applying his background in moral philosophy to the study of public opinion on issues in international ethics as a member of the Group on International Perspectives on Governmental Aggression and Peace. His research into the ways in which the just war tradition and humanitarian intervention are represented in social science, peace studies, and policymaking has been shared widely in person and in print, including regional, national, and international professional conferences of political scientists and psychologists.

A product of University of Melbourne’s Ashworth Program in Social Thought, Abram has been a visiting fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, and the University of Calgary’s Consortium for Peace Studies. He has worked as a research associate in comparative institutional design for Conflict Dynamics International’s Governance and Peacebuilding portfolio. Outside the Academy, Abram maintains an interest in promoting communities’ food, energy, and transportation independence through more efficient use of resources, though he is yet to embrace the challenge of year-round bike commuting in Connecticut!”

Dr. Trosky's Curriculum Vitae 

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Boston University, 2014
  • M.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College Graduate Institute, 2005
  • B.A., Philosophy, Washington and Lee University, 2002

Courses Taught:
  • 2393 Moral and Ethical Philosophy
  • 2263 American Government
  • 2361 Political Theory

Selected Publications and Presentations (2013):
  • Trosky, A., Salmberg, M., Marcucci, L., O’Neil, S. (2013). Integrative Summary for Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism. In K. Malley-Morrison, S. McCarthy, & D. Hines (Eds.), International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism (pp. 163-179). New York: Springer.
  • Trosky, A. and Campbell, T. (2013). Achieving Peace: An Integration. In K. Malley-Morrison, A. Mercurio, & G. Twose (Eds.) International Handbook of Peace and Reconciliation (pp. 631-649). New York: Springer.
  • Trosky, A. (2013). Human Rights in (T. Teo, Ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. New York: Springer.
  • Trosky, A., Malley-Morrison,K. and Cantrell, C. (2013). Justification in (T. Teo, Ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, New York: Springer.
  • Trosky, A. (2013) “Mapping correlates of moral engagement: Sociocognitive versus just war rationales for the use of force”, Boston Area Moral and social cognition group (BAM) monthly meeting, March 26, 2013.
  • Trosky, A. (2013) “Ethics and Scientific Work” Respondent, MIT’s Central Square Theater’s Conversations in Context, March 20, 2013.

  • U.S. Delegation of the European Union “European Voices: The EU Inside Out” grant coauthor, 2013-2015
  • Boston University Department of Political Science Dean’s Fellow, 2013–2014
  • Dr. Arthur Clark Research Fellow in Global Citizenship, University of Calgary, 2011
  • Institute for Human Sciences Visiting Junior Fellow
, 2008
  • Department of Political Science Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, 2008
  • Presidential University Teaching Fellow, 2006–2009
  • Dean of Students Academic Achievement Award, 2006
  • Finalist, A. W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
, 2005
  • Presidential University Graduate Fellow 2005