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Douglas Van Steel

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 18th and 19th century theories of representation.

I am a former Editorial Assistant at the journal American Political Thought, hold a M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, 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.

Area Specialization
Primary Subfield
Political Theory & Philosophy
Secondary Subfield
American Politics
Academic Advisors
Daniela Cammack
Eric Schickler
  • Van, Douglas Scott. “Robert Penn Warren and His Persistent Schism between Fact and Idea.” American Political Thought 11, no. 2 (March 1, 2022): 185–208.
  • Ozer, Adam L., Brian W. Sullivan, and Douglas S. Van. “Viewed from Different Engels? Differences in Reactions to ‘Socialism’ as a Policy Label.” Political Research Quarterly 75, no. 4 (December 2022): 1297–1312.