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September 27, 2021

RECAP: “The Political Inclusion of Americans Abroad,” with KICD Postdoc Tara Ginnane

If social science theories often try to flatten ambiguities in political identity, the subject of Kinder Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Tara Ginnane’s September 24th talk—the rise of American external voting policy and the new ideas about national membership and belonging that came with it—allows these ambiguities room to take on appropriate significance. The ‘American’ designation for […]

September 20, 2021

RECAP: “The (Un)written Constitution,” James E. Fleming & Linda C. McClain Constitution Day Lecture w/ Claremont McKenna’s George Thomas

In describing the book from which his Constitution Day lecture took its title, Claremont McKenna Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions George Thomas noted that his October 2021 Oxford University Press monograph was not composed with a strong position on the Constitution in mind. Instead, by taking a more conceptual or empirical perspective, his goal, […]

September 13, 2021

RECAP: “Coercion and Contract Labor in the Early Modern English Atlantic World,” Colloquium w/ Inaugural Kinder Junior Research Fellow Sonia Tycko

Before taking her new post at University of Edinburgh, Prof. Sonia Tycko, the Kinder Institute’s inaugural Junior Research Fellow at Oxford, paid a final visit to Columbia to present her research on coercion and contract labor in, as she described it, the England of Shakespeare, Milton, Locke, and Hobbes. We began in a 17th-century courtroom […]