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Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Report

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American Politics


During the summer of 2013, I worked with Maggie Hawkins (class of 2016) on research and writing for my book project, The Abolitionist Mind. Maggie and I focused on a chapter of the book that will explore Frederick Douglass’s conception of human dignity. In addition to reading primary and secondary sources, Maggie and I prepared extensive reading notes. Once those notes were collected, I began work on the writing of the chapter. While I did that, Maggie continued her reading and we engaged in regular discussions of the reading material. Once I completed a draft of the chapter, Maggie read the chapter and offered her editorial comments. We repeated this process several times before the chapter was submitted to the Journal of American Political Thought (APT) for publication (published by the University of Chicago Press). The essay underwent extensive peer review and, after minor revisions, was recommended for publication. The publication of this chapter will prove to be very helpful as I “shop” the book proposal for The Abolitionist Mind. APT is a top-tier journal and the placement of this essay in the journal will capture the attention of prospective editors.


This research was conducted as part of a Linfield College Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant in 2013, funded by the Office of Academic Affairs.

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