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This is the first in a new series of informal presentations and discussions focusing on themes in constitutional development, both domestically and comparatively. The presenters are:
Desmond Jagmohan, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Dominus before Domination: Harriet Jacobs on Property and Slavery
Ken I. Kersch, Professor of Political Science, Boston College
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Alternative Tradition of Conservative Constitutional Theory, 1954-1980
Desmond Jagmohan is Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University. His work focuses on American political theory and Afro-American political thought. He is also interested in slavery and modern political theory and historical methods for the study of political and social thought.
Ken I. Kersch is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, with additional appointments in the university’s history department and law school. His primary interests are American political and constitutional development, American political thought, and the politics of courts. Kersch is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's Edward S. Corwin Award (2000), the J. David Greenstone Prize (2006) from APSA's politics and history section, and the Hughes-Gossett Award from the Supreme Court Historical Society (2006). Professor Kersch has published many articles in academic, intellectual, and popular journals. He is the author of The Supreme Court and American Political Development (Kansas, 2006) (with Ronald Kahn), Constructing Civil Liberties: Discontinuities in the Development of American Constitutional Law (Cambridge, 2004), and Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law (ABC-Clio, 2003). He is currently completing a book entitled Conservatives and the Constitution: From Brown to Reagan (Cambridge University Press). Professor Kersch is member of the bar of New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Williams College, his J.D. (cum laude and Order of the Coif) from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. in government from Cornell University.