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Daragh Grant

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Daragh Grant is Co-Chair of the Classics of Social and Political Thought core sequence. Between 2012 and 2015, he was a Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. His intellectual interests include the history of colonialism and empire, the history of slavery, and the development of understandings of sovereignty and subjecthood from the sixteenth century to the present.

Grant is currently preparing his book manuscript for publication, which is tentatively titled “Experiments in Order: Sovereignty, Jurisdiction, and State Formation in Early New England.” This manuscript brings together his interests in colonialism and state formation to explain how English settlers in the New England colonies asserted and defended their claims to jurisdiction over lands and peoples in the Americas. It also explores the strategies by which indigenous polities and some settler communities sought to resist or exploit colonial governments and the imperial center to their own ends. Grant’s work has appeared in Comparative Studies in Society and History, the William and Mary Quarterly, and Renaissance Quarterly and is forthcoming in The Journal of Modern History.

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