Jenna Silber Storey is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Affairs at Furman University, and Executive Director of Furman’s Tocqueville Program, an intellectual community of students and faculty who aim to reflect on contemporary issues with a perspective informed by the study of the history of political thought. She is also a Board Member of Veritas Preparatory School in Greenville, South Carolina.

Her work has appeared in edited volumes as well as The Washington Post, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, First Things, realclearbooks, The New Atlantis, VoeglinView, The Weekly Standard, and The Boston Globe. She is the co-author of a book with Benjamin Storey: Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment (Princeton University Press, 2021). Further information about her work can be found at

Dr. Storey received her PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where she was a John M. Olin Junior Fellow, and her B.A. from the University Professors Program at Boston University, where she also worked as Executive Assistant to the Superintendent for the Boston University-Chelsea Schools Partnership. In 2019 Dr. Storey won the Silas N. Pearman award for teaching in Furman’s first-year Engaged Living Program.