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 82 (2020)

“’Peculiarly a National Question:’ Railroad Expansion, Social Movement Strategy, and the Nationalization of Prohibition Law, 1865-1920.” The Maryland Law Review 79 (2020)

“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

Other Publications

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

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

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