Kinder Institute Residential College

Admission & Scholarship Applications for the 2021-22 cohort of the Kinder Institute Residential College are now open.

M.A. in Atlantic History & Politics

Review of applications for the 2021-22 cohort of the M.A. in Atlantic History & Politics will begin after the January 15, 2021, application deadline has passed.

B.A. in Constitutional Democracy

Coming in Fall 2020 to the College of Arts & Science: A New, Interdisciplinary B.A. in Constitutional Democracy.

Spring 2021 Kinder Institute Events Calendar

From "Misleading Myths of the Missouri Crisis," to "Rethinking the Separation of Powers," our Spring 2021 events calendar is now live.

2021 Shawnee Trail Conference on American Politics & Constitutionalism

We are currently accepting paper proposals for our 2021 Shawnee Trail Conference, with a deadline of January 31.

Kinder Institute Residential College

M.A. in Atlantic History & Politics

B.A. in Constitutional Democracy

Spring 2021 Kinder Institute Events Calendar

2021 Shawnee Trail Conference on American Politics & Constitutionalism

OUR PROGRAMS

Isaac Baker, Class of 2020 (Bachelor of Education Studies, BA History)

The route I followed with the Kinder Institute took me from the Society of Fellows, to Oxford, to D.C., and I find the friends I made to be one of the greatest aspects of my experience with these programs.

On the Kinder Institute Undergraduate Experience

From a summer in D.C. with the Kinder Scholars program to her Journal on Constitutional Democracy publication, Riley Messer (Political Science) talks "dreaming big" as a Kinder Institute undergrad.

Lawrence Goldman, St. Peter's College (Oxford) & Kinder Institute Senior Fellow

You come from the heartland, and it is truly the beating heart of America and its history. Within three hours of Columbia, there are places that are central to America's destiny...where, today, American history is remembered.

Kinder Institute Endowed Chair Jay Sexton on the Historian's Craft

What's the secret to being a good historian? Find out here, in this brief interview with Kinder Institute Endowed Chair in Constitutional Democracy and Professor of History Jay Sexton.

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Our spring events calendar is now available and these will be hitting mailboxes soon. If you would like to be included on our mailing list for events and news, you can sign up at democracy.missouri.edu.

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Now in its seventh year, the Shawnee Trail Conference on American Politics & Constitutionalism will take the form of a manuscript workshop in 2021, co-sponsored by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and the journal American Political Thought. Manuscript proposals are currently being accepted, with a deadline of January 31, and we are open to proposals from scholars at all ranks in departments of political science, history, philosophy, and related disciplines and we welcome papers on all aspects of politics and American constitutionalism, broadly defined to encompass political and constitutional development, political thought, and public law. The workshop itself will be held virtually on April 10, 2021. See https://bit.ly/ShawneeTrail2021 for more information.

To apply, please send your CV and a one-page abstract of your paper to connor.ewing@missouri.edu by January 31, 2021. We will make formal invitations to the workshop in early February. Questions can be directed to any of the contacts below.

Contacts

Dr. Connor Ewing, connor.ewing@missouri.edu, Kinder Institute Assistant Professor of Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri

Dr. Susan McWilliams Barndt, susan.mcwilliams@pomona.edu, Professor and Chair of Politics, Pomona College

Dr. Jeremy Bailey, jbailey@central.uh.edu, Professor of Political Science, University of Houston

Now in its seventh year, the Shawnee Trail Conference on American Politics & Constitutionalism will take the form of a manuscript workshop in 2021, co-sponsored by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and the journal American Political Thought. Manuscript proposals are currently being accepted, with a deadline of January 31, and we are open to proposals from scholars at all ranks in departments of political science, history, philosophy, and related disciplines and we welcome papers on all aspects of politics and American constitutionalism, broadly defined to encompass political and constitutional development, political thought, and public law. The workshop itself will be held virtually on April 10, 2021. See https://bit.ly/ShawneeTrail2021 for more information.

To apply, please send your CV and a one-page abstract of your paper to connor.ewing@missouri.edu by January 31, 2021. We will make formal invitations to the workshop in early February. Questions can be directed to any of the contacts below.

Contacts

Dr. Connor Ewing, connor.ewing@missouri.edu, Kinder Institute Assistant Professor of Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri

Dr. Susan McWilliams Barndt, susan.mcwilliams@pomona.edu, Professor and Chair of Politics, Pomona College

Dr. Jeremy Bailey, jbailey@central.uh.edu, Professor of Political Science, University of Houston
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