Professor Medina’s areas of specialization are social and political philosophy and applied ethics.
Professor Medina's areas of specialization are social and political philosophy and applied ethics. He has also worked on Latin American philosophy. Among his publications are "Militant Intolerant People: A Challenge to John Rawls' Political Liberalism," Political Studies, vol. 58, no. 3 (June 2010), "Unconditional vs. Conditional Critics of Terrorist Violence: A Seemingly Endless Debate," Public Affairs Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 4, (October 2006); "Locke's Militant Liberalism: A Reply to Carl Schmitt's State of Exception," History of Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 4 (October 2002); and Social Contract Theories: Political Obligation or Anarchy? (Savage, MD: Rowman Littlefield, 1990). He is presently working on a book on terrorism.
- Ph.D., University of Miami
- M.A., University of Miami
- B.A., Saint Peter's College
- NEH Summer Seminar on "Constitutional Democracy," Director: Walter Murphy, Princeton University (1996)
- Seton Hall University Research Council Summer Stipend (1994)
- NEH Summer Seminar on "Reassessment in 17th Century Political Thought," Director: Alan Ryan, Princeton University (1991)