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- M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, John Hopkins University
- B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Williams College
- Anglo-American political thought - especially 17th and 18th centuries (Locke, Hobbes, Harrington, Bacon, Milton, Smith, Paine, Burke)
- History and historiography of political thought - role of history in political theory, how political values change over time.
- Indigenous politics and post-colonial theory – conceptions of culture, tribal sovereignty, First Nations, treaty and other forms of political negotiation
- Rhetoric and literary theory
- Feminism and gender studies
- Hybrid Constitutions: Making and Unmaking Power and Privilege in Colonial America,
Duke University Press (2010).
- "Under Negotiation: Empowering Treaty Constitutionalism," forthcoming in Colonialism
and Its Legacies, edited by Iris Marion Young and Jacob Levy.
- "Unsettling Colonies: Locke, 'Atlantis,' and New World Knowledges," History of
Political Thought. 2008 (29).
- "Cultivating and Challenging the Common: Lockean Property, Indigenous
Traditionalisms, and the Problem of Exclusion," Contemporary Political Theory. 2006
- "Giving Orders: Theory and Practice in the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina,"
Journal of the History of Ideas, 2002: 425-446.