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John Marshall Visiting Research Fellows

Visiting post-doctoral fellows are a vital part of the center's work. Fellows pursue research within the context of the history of political, legal, economic, and constitutional ideas. Fellows present their work, conduct faculty seminars, take part in conferences, and teach upper-level courses for the Jepson School. The John Marshall Visiting Research Fellows are in residence to pursue their own advanced research on the theory and practice of statesmanship from the perspective of the history of political, legal, or economic ideas.


Visiting Research Fellow for 2018–19: Daniel Schillinger

Daniel Schillinger

Daniel Schillinger is a political theorist whose research focuses on the history of political thought. During the 2017–18 academic year, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where he held the Connaught International Doctoral Scholarship, and he taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashland University. His scholarship has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Polis, and Interpretation. At the University of Richmond, he will complete his first book project, which examines the idea of luck (tuchē) in Greek political thought, focusing on Aristotle, Thucydides, and Euripides. After submitting this material to university presses, he will work on his second book project, which treats the problem of factional conflict in Greek and American political thought. This manuscript will include chapters on Thucydides, Aristotle, James Madison, and Frederick Douglass.