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PhD, Politics – Princeton University (2010)
MA, Political Science – Columbia University (2004)
BA, Political Science and English – Swarthmore College (2002)
Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America’s Positive Rights
Princeton University Press (forthcoming 2013).
- "Kentucky’s Constitutional Crisis and the Many Meanings of Judicial Independence" Studies in Law, Politics & Society. 58 (forthcoming 2012): 73-99.
- "What’s Happened to American Federalism?" (Review Essay) Polity. 43, no. 3 (July 2011): 388–403.
- "'To Change the Fundamental Law of the State': Protective Labor Provisions in U.S. Constitutions" Studies in American Political Development. 24, no. 1 (April 2010): 1-23.
- "Popular Constitutionalism’s Hard When You’re Not Very Popular: Why the ACLU Turned to Courts" Law and Society Review. 42, no. 2 (June 2008): 367-395.
Selected Awards and Fellowships:
- Edward S. Corwin Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Public Law (2011)
given by the American Political Science Association
- Walter Dean Burnham Award for Best Dissertation in Politics and History (2011)
given by the American Political Science Association, politics and history section
- Wilson Society Fellowship, Princeton University (2008, 2009)
selective interdisciplinary program supporting dissertation research on international and domestic public policy
- Miller Center of Public Affairs Wilson Carey McWilliams Fellowship, University of Virginia (2008)
competitive national fellowship, awarded to a graduate student in political science or history whose dissertation combines political theory and American politics
- PolSc 110: American Government: A Historical Introduction
- PolSc 240: The American Judiciary
- PolSc 341: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights
- PolSc 342: Constitutional Law: First Amendment