Shannon Stimson


Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom


Department of Government
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Professor Stimson is the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom. Stimson a political theorist and historian of political thought. Her teaching, research, and published work has explored political economic thinkers from the 17th-19th centuries, topics in ancient political and economic thought, and the dynamics of theater and politics in the writings of Shakespeare. Her current research is focused on the 17th century economic and political thinker, Sir William Petty. She has held the Fulbright Professorship in the United Kingdom and the Christensen Fellowship of St. Catherine's College, Oxford. She has twice been elected to a distinguished Visiting fellowship at Queens' College, Cambridge, and held the John K. Castle Chair in Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale University. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, and a Mark DeWolfe Howe Fellowship. Her articles have appeared in numerous edited volumes, journals of political thought, economics, the history of economic thought, and political science in America and Europe. She has served on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review, and at present serves on the editorial boards of Yale University Press, the Journal of Politics, and the Adam Smith Review.


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