Elizabeth Markovits is Associate Professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of The Politics of Sincerity: Frank Speech, Plato, and Democratic Judgment (Penn State University Press, 2008) and her articles have appeared in the Journal of Political Philosophy, the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, and Polis: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought, among others. Her research and teaching interests range from ancient Greek political thought to contemporary feminist and democratic theory. Her current project explores the challenges of intergenerational justice for democratic citizens through an engagement with ancient tragedy and comedy. She has received numerous teaching and research awards, including a course development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 2007-2010, she served as Executive Co-Director for the interdisciplinary Association for Political Theory and she currently serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Perspectives on Politics.