Julia Rudolph

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Professor of History at North Carolina State University. Her main publications include Revolution by Degrees: James Tyrrell and Whig Political Thought in the Late Seventeenth Century (2002), ed. History and Nation (2006), and Common Law and Enlightenment in England, 1689-1750 (2013). Her work explores constitutional law and theories of resistance to government, the emergence of legal historical writing within the history of liberalism, gender and criminal law, legal publishing, forensic science and conceptions of fact and, finally and most broadly, the long history of common law jurisprudence. Many of these themes inform her current research into mortgage, empire, and the history of political economy.

Scholarly Programs

Panel chair, Political Thought in Times of Crisis, 1640-1660 (Symposium, 2016-2017)

Co-director (with Carl Wennerlind), Debating Capitalism: Early Modern Political Economies (Seminar, 2014–2015)

Speaker, Where Was British Political Thought in England, c. 1600–1642? (Symposium, 2013–2014)


Steering Committee, Center for the History of British Political Thought