Antony Jackson

Kinder Institute Graduate Fellow in Political Science,
Antony Jackson is currently a PhD student of Political Science in the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs and a graduate fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. He received his MA in Atlantic History and Politics from the University of Missouri and his BA in Political Science from Utah Valley University. He is interested in American political development and the relationship between institutions and ideas, with particular emphasis on observing the evolution of American state constitutions.

Mackenzie Tor

Scholarly Programming Fellow,
Mackenzie Tor is a History Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Missouri and a Graduate Fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. She received her B.A. in History & Italian from Providence College and her M.A. in History from Mizzou. She is currently working on a dissertation which examines how race and racism informed the course of the temperance movement in the nineteenth-century United States. When not hard at work, Mackenzie enjoys reading, crafting, practicing yoga, and cheering on her favorite Boston sports teams.

Zach Lang

Kinder Institute Graduate Fellow, Political Science Ph.D. Candidate,
Zach Lang is a Political Science Ph.D. candidate at the Harry S. Truman School of Government & Public Affairs and a graduate fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. Before moving to Missouri, he received his B.A. in Government from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. His subfields are American politics and public policy. His research focuses on federalism and intergovernmental relations. His dissertation examines the content of multistate lawsuits against the federal government in recent decades, the role that state AGs play in them, and the tactics states engage in during litigation.

Brendon Floyd

Haskell Monroe Graduate Fellow in Civil War Era History,
Brendon Floyd is a graduate research fellow at the Kinder Institute and holds a B.A. in History and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Johnson State College, as well as an M.A. in History from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. As a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Missouri, he works under the supervision of Jay Sexton. His research interests are Irish radicalism during the Age of Revolution, with particular attention to the United Irishmen, their involvement in the maritime world and the West Indies, and their role in the War of 1812.