Ian Tuttle’s research focuses on the intersection of contemporary poetics, politics, and metaphysics. His dissertation, “The Hint Half Guessed, the Gift Half Understood: The Disclosure of the Person in T.S. Eliot,” argues that the person, who in his very reality is transcendence, is the heretofore unnoticed heart of Eliot’s artistic and political vision. Ian holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Theory from the Catholic University of America, where he was also a Graduate Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD). In addition to his academic work, Ian served from 2017 to 2023 as a speechwriter in the U.S. Senate.