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Susan Gaunt Stearns

Former Jack Miller Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D., The University of Chicago

Susan Gaunt Stearns was a Jack Miller Center Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Scholar at Northwestern University from Fall 2013 through the Summer of 2016. She received her Ph.D. in History from The University of Chicago, and taught at Mary Baldwin College. Her current research focuses on the political economy of the early American frontier, through an examination of the Mississippi River. At the Center for Legal Studies, Susan offered courses on the American founding, the American Revolution, the Constitution, and the expansion of the American state.

Courses Taught

  • Legal_St 101 Origins of American Capitalism
  • Legal_St 276/376 Ratifying the Constitution
  • Legal_St 376 Paupers, Prostitutes, & Politics

New Position

Susan is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss

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