Post-Grant Reports


Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Report

Document Type


Publication Date



American Politics | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Political History | Political Theory | Social Influence and Political Communication | Speech and Rhetorical Studies | United States History


During the summer of 2017, I had the great fortune of working with Chase Stowell and Madeline “Maddie” Colson on my book project, The Radical and the Conservative: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Jr., and the Debate of the Century. Over the course of the summer, Chase and Maddie assisted me with archival research, historical research, manuscript editing, and examination of primary source materials. In the first part of the summer, we engaged in a “mini-seminar” on the major primary sources for the project. For each seminar, Chase and Maddie prepared essays interpreting the key ideas in the texts. We would then spend some time discussing their essays and the primary sources. In addition, Chase and Maddie had the opportunity to work with me sifting through massive piles of archival material in order to solve some enduring mysteries in the project (e.g., when particular figures covered in the book met, how a particular idea/political strategy was developed, etc.). Finally, Chase and Maddie served as invaluable editors for me as I wrote additional chapters over the summer. They have now read the manuscript several times and helped me improve it in a variety of ways.


This research was conducted as part of a Linfield College Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant in 2017, funded by the Office of Academic Affairs.

  Contact Author