It's my pleasure to announce that Matthew Crow is stepping into the Faculty Lounge to sit with us for a spell. Matthew is an assistant professor of history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He teaches about the colonial and revolutionary history of the United States, as well as on the intellectual history of the United States and the legal and constitutional history of the United States from its European antecedents to the present. His publications include "History, Politics, and the Self: Jefferson's 'Anas' and Autobiography," in the Blackwell Companion to Thomas Jefferson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Matthew was educated at the University of California -- San Diego and took his Ph.D. at UCLA. Cribbing now a little from Matthew's webpage:
I see my research and teaching interests as intertwined- in both I focus on the history of legal and political thought and constitutionalism in the early modern Atlantic world, including the colonial, revolutionary, and early national history of the United States. My current research looks at the history of thought from the standpoint of the history of intellectual practice, with particular (although not exclusive) attention to the figure of Thomas Jefferson. Other interests include the history of empire, the history of historiography, American intellectual history, the history of thought more broadly, and in that vein the writings of Wittgenstein, Arendt and Foucault, and their British and American readers.
I'm delighed to welcome Matthew to the lounge and am very much looking forward to his posts on legal and constitutional history and political theory.