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John Marshall Post-doctoral Fellowship in Political Philosophy and the Principles of Constitutional Government

the john marshall project

Plaque of Marbury v. Madison<br>at the SCOTUS Building
Plaque of Marbury v. Madison at the
SCOTUS Building

The principal purpose of the fellowship is to enable an outstanding younger scholar to complete a book length manuscript or similar project, with a view to obtaining a position leading toward tenure at a major institution of higher learning. In addition to conducting his or her own research, the Fellow teaches or assists in undergraduate courses related to the purposes of the Project (such as, for example, Professor Robert Bartlett’s highly popular “How to Rule the World,” which is devoted to the subject of statesmanship, ancient and modern). The Fellow also assists in supervising the Undergraduate Marshall Fellows Program, and helps in the coordination and running of the Speakers Series, as well as maintaining the John Marshall Project website.

Instructions for applying to the fellowship will be made available at a later date.

2016-2017 Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Berry and his son

Matthew Berry is the 2016-2017 John Marshall Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Philosophy and the Principles of Constitutional Government for Boston College's John Marshall Project. A graduate of the Boston College doctoral program, Dr. Berry has written on the subject of equity and the rule of law, as well as on an Aristotelian approach to social justice. He is currently working on a book-length study of conservative and reactionary political thought. He has taught courses on ancient and modern political philosophy, Christian political thought, and the Question of Justice, and he is currently teaching Boston College's award-winning Rights in Conflict seminar. Dr. Berry holds a B.A. from Baylor University's University Scholars Program (Class of 2010). He lives in Worcester, MA with his wife and two-year-old son.

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