The Uniting States: How the State Constitutions Stabilize American Politics. Under contract, Yale University Press, expected 2021


“Rethinking Self-Reliance: Emerson on Mobbing, War, and Abolition.” The Journal of Politics 83.1 (2021)

“Solitude Before Society: Emerson on Self-Reliance, Abolitionism, and Moral Suasion.” Polity 48.1 (2016): 29–54

Review Essays

“The State Constitutions’ Influence on American Political Development.” The Journal of Politics 81.4 (2019)

“The Critical Minute: Recording and Remembering Early American Political Thought.” The Tulsa Law Review 54.2 (2019): 367-73


“The Person Who Changes the Constitution.” The Atlantic, January 17, 2020

“D.C. Statehood is Back on the House’s Agenda. Here’s Why It Faces an Uphill Battle.” Washington Post, September 19, 2019

“The Equal Rights Amendment Is One State from Ratification. Now What?” Washington Post, June 20, 2018

“Trump wants to change the rules of citizenship. Here are three reasons his proposal might be unconstitutional.” Washington Post, October 31, 2018