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Douglas Van

Personal Statement

I am a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests include American political thought with a focus on abolitionist, transcendentalist, and Reconstruction era thought, as well as rights' foundations.

I am a former Editorial Assistant at the journal American Political Thought, hold a M.A. in Political Theory from the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston, and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the same institution.

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