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    • Friends, Enemies, Firearms: American Gun Rights and the Economy of Racial Harm 

      Driscoll, Jennifer Anne
      Who is the legitimate subject of gun rights? Throughout American history this question has been answered with racial exclusions both formal and informal. This dissertation tracks the development of the idea of gun rights ...
    • Knowing Our Way to Freedom: The Epistemology of Racial Hierarchy 

      Sechrest, Paige Allyson
      This dissertation compares the epistemological dimensions of structural racism in the American and French contexts. I engage the works of several prominent public intellectuals in order to explore the epistemological ...
    • States of Insurrection: Race, Resistance, and the Laws of Slavery 

      Butorac, Sean Kim
      This project tracks how resistance to enslavement durably altered the making of law and race in Barbados and South Carolina between 1650 – 1899. It explores four critical junctures: Interracial resistance during the 1650s, ...
    • The Idea of Equality in America 

      Rodman, Emma
      In American political thought, it is commonly supposed we make political communities more democratic by making them more equal. In this dissertation, I show that this common supposition is a mistake: efforts to enact ...