The RAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Grace Mallon as Kinder Junior Research Fellow in Atlantic History, based at the RAI and University College. The Kinder JRF engages in research on Atlantic History and teaches a master's seminar for the MA in Atlantic History and Politics at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri.
Dr Mallon received her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and is currently Executive Director and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University. Her research to date has focused on law, constitutionalism, and public administration in the United States in the decades following the American Revolution. Her doctoral thesis explored how state governments adapted to the introduction of the U.S. Constitution after 1787, and how the state and federal governments learned to co-ordinate their administrative and law-making activities during the Federalist and Jeffersonian eras. As a JRF, she will work to publish this research while developing a new project comparing ideas and practices of constitutional union in the United States and the United Kingdom from 1776 to the present.
RAI Director Adam Smith said: We are absolutely delighted to welcome Grace as our new Kinder JRF. She will add greatly to the study and teaching of the early American Republic, as well as pursuing an exciting new project with contemporary resonances on both sides of the Atlantic.