Adam Seagrave (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Constitutional Democracy with the university's Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy. His research focuses on the central ideas of the American political tradition, both in the American context itself as well as its antecedents in the history of political thought. His first book, The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. His second book, Liberty and Equality: The American Conversation, was published in 2015 by the University Press of Kansas. Dr. Seagrave is currently engaged in two major projects: a book on the history of rights in the U.S., and a modern re-phrasing of selected Federalist papers (under contract with Hackett Publishing).
In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Seagrave serves as the managing editor of the journal American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions and Culture.
Natalie Taylor is Associate Professor of Government at Skidmore College. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Theory from Fordham University. She has published The Rights of Woman as Chimera: the Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft (2007) and an edited volume titled A Political Companion to Henry Adams (2010). At Skidmore College, Dr. Taylor teaches courses on U.S Government Institutions, Feminist Political Thought, and American Political thought among others.
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