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Matthew Connell


History of Political thought; liberalism; Southern Politics; sovereignty movements; political identity and citizenship; religion and politics.


Matthew Connell received his PhD from Louisiana State University in 2015, where his doctoral thesis, titled Liberty Against Itself: British Freedom’s in North America, examined early liberal thought in Canada and the United States.

Connell teaches courses in International Political Economy, Politics and Media, American Government, Liberalism, and Political Theory. While a graduate student he taught at summer programs for high school students in New Hampshire and in the Bronx.

His current research involves the continued editing his dissertation into book format.