Amanda is a historian of United States politics, particularly the U.S. Constitution and political philosophy. Her dissertation explores memories of the 1787 Federal Convention and the development of constitutional exegesis from the Founding through the Civil War. Amanda’s research addresses questions about the legacy of the American Revolution, nineteenth-century US political culture and intellectual life, and the antislavery movement. This research has been supported by the University of Tennessee Humanities Center and the Center for the Study of Tennesseans and War, as well as the Library Company of Philadelphia, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Amanda has worked for the Department of History as both a research assistant and a teaching assistant, and is an advisee of Dr. Michael Woods.
18th and 19th Century United States, political philosophy, political culture, constitutional history
BA, History, Hillsdale College, 2019
MA, History, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2021