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Visiting and Postdoctoral Fellows 2007-08


J. Jackson Barlow
Garwood Visiting Fellow
J. Jackson Barlow is Charles A. Dana Professor of Politics at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, where he teaches courses in political philosophy and constitutional law.  His research has primarily focused on the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero, but he has also written on such topics as the development of the law of war during the American Civil War, and more recently The Wizard of Oz. His writings have appeared in History of Political Thought, Polity, and other journals, and he has co-edited three books. At present he is working on an edition of selected writings by American founder Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816).  He received Juniata’s award for outstanding teaching by a junior faculty member in 1995 and the award for distinguished academic service in 2006.  In 1998-99 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Brno University of Technology and Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.  He holds a Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School.

James W. Ceaser
Garwood Senior Visiting Research Scholar, Spring 2008
James W. Ceaser is Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection, Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Reconstructing America, and Nature and History in American Political Development. Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. Professor Ceaser is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.

J. Daryl Charles
William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
J. Daryl Charles has taught at Taylor University and Union University and was a 2003/4 visiting fellow at the Baylor University Institute for Faith and Learning. He is author of eight books, including Retrieving the Natural Law: A Return to Moral First Things (Critical Issues in Bioethics series, Eerdmans), Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition (InterVarsity Press), and Virtue Amidst Vice (Sheffield Academic Press), and is translator (German to English) of Claus Westermann, The Roots of Wisdom (Westminster/John Knox Press). His research interests range from religion and culture, religion and politics, and New Testament ethics to religious pluralism, criminal justice ethics, and just-war moral reasoning. He serves on the editorial advisory board of three journals – Pro Ecclesia, Cultural Encounters and Touchstone – and currently is working on two volumes that probe the application of just-war moral reasoning both to civil society in the domestic context and international terrorism in the foreign-policy context. One of these volumes, Justice in an Age of Terror, is part of the James Madison book series on American Ideals and Institutions, to be published by ISI Books.

Robert Lowry Clinton
William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Robert Lowry Clinton is professor and chair of political science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His two previously published books, Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review (Kansas, 1989, 1991) and God and Man in the Law (Kansas, 1997), challenge long-held assumptions about the power of the Supreme Court and the foundations of Anglo-American constitutionalism.  He has authored several book chapters and numerous articles in periodicals such as First Things, the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, the American Journal of Jurisprudence, and the Journal of Supreme Court History.  In 2001, he gave a nationally-televised address at the United States Supreme Court, and in 2003 was awarded the Hughes-Gossett prize for best article in the Journal of Supreme Court History.  He is currently completing another book entitled Accident and Design: Materialism and Human Nature at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, a study of the implications of naturalism and theism for social and political theory. He holds a Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

David F. Ericson
David F. Ericson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Wichita State University.  He has also taught at Oberlin College, Washington University, University of Chicago, and University at Albany, State University of New York.  His publications include: “The Federal Government and Slavery: Following the Money Trail,” Studies in American Political Development 19 (2005): 105-16; The Debate over Slavery: Antislavery and Proslavery Liberalism in Antebellum America (New York University Press, 2001); “The Nullification Crisis, American Republicanism, and the Force Bill Debate," Journal of Southern History 61 (1995): 249-70; The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates over Ratification, Nullification, and Slavery (University of Chicago Press, 1993).  He is currently working on a book manuscript, “The Ghost behind the Machine: Slavery and the Early-American State,” which is under contract with University Press of Kansas.  His research focuses on the centrality of slavery to the American experience. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 

Paul E. Kerry
Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Paul E. Kerry is an associate professor in the department of history at Brigham Young University. He has held visiting fellowships at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. His publications have engaged with European intellectual history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He has published a book on Goethe and the Enlightenment and served as editor for a number of scholarly volumes. He has co-organized conferences on Benjamin Franklin at Cambridge University and Thomas Carlyle at Villanova University and is co-organizing a conference on Transatlantic Ideas of the American Founding at the University of Edinburgh. He is completing a book manuscript on German intellectual history, co-editing volumes on Franklin and Carlyle, and serving as an associate editor of a University of California critical edition of Carlyle's essays. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.

Sébastien L. Viguier
Olin-Lehrman Postdoctoral Fellow
Sébastien Viguier studies law, philosophy, and political theory. He received his Ph.D. in Political Studies from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). As a fellow, he participated in the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University and was a research fellow in the Political Theory Project at Brown University. He is preparing two books : an introduction to political theory and a study on the relationships between politics and religion in classical liberalism.


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