C.V.

Ewing CV (Summer 2019)

Academic Employment

University of Toronto (2018-present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Associate, Trinity College

University of Virginia (2016-2018)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program on Constitutionalism & Democracy
Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2016)
Government (Public Law, American Politics)
Dissertation: “The Politics of Sovereignty: Federalism in American Political Development”

A.M., University of Chicago (2011)
Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (Political Science, Law)
Thesis: “Federative Conflict: An Inquiry into the Role of Conflict in the American Constitutional Order”

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008)
Political Science, Philosophy
Graduated with Distinction

Publications

“From Predicate to Object: Constitutionalizing Sovereignty in the American Order.” In America Then and Now: Citizenship and Constitutionalism in American Politics,  edited by Steven Pittz and Joseph Postell. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press. (forthcoming)

“The Structural Articulation of Equal Dignity.” In Probing Human Dignity: Exploring the Margins from an Interdisciplinary Perspective. New York: Springer. (forthcoming)

“With Dignity and Justice for All: The Jurisprudence of ‘Equal Dignity’ and the Partial Convergence of Liberty and Equality in American Constitutional Law,” International Journal of Constitutional Law 16(3): 753-775 (2018).

The Promises and Pathologies of Presidential Federalism, Presidential Studies Quarterly 48(3): 552-569 (2018). (with Nicholas Jacobs)

“The Problem of Rule-Following in American Political Thought,” in Exploring the Political Economy and Social Philosophy of James M. Buchanan, edited by P. Aligica, C. Coyne, and S. Haeffele. London: Rowman & Littlefield International. (2018)

“Structure and Relationship in American Federalism: Foundations, Consequences, and ‘Basic Principles’ Revisited,” 51 Tulsa Law Review 689 (2016)

Research Interests

Public Law: constitutional theory, law, and development; American constitutional development; comparative constitutional law and design

American Politics: American political thought; American political development; federalism; political institutions

Teaching

  • University of Toronto
    • Civil Liberties in the United States (Fall 2018, Fall 2019)
    • Ethics & Society: Human Dignity (Trinity College, Fall 2018 & Fall 2019)
    • Political Economy & Social Inequality (Trinity College, Fall 2018-Winter 2019 & Fall 2019-Winter 2020)
    • American Political Development (Winter 2019)
  • University of Virginia
    • The American Political Tradition, Instructor (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
    • Constitutional Democracy: The Theory & Design of Modern Government, Instructor (Spring 2018)
  • University of Texas
    • American Political Parties, Assistant Instructor (Fall 2015-Summer 2016)
    • Constitutional Law-Civil Liberties, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2016)
    • Introduction to American Government, Supplemental Instructor (Fall 2015)
    • U.S. Congress, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2014)
    • Constitutional Law-Structure of Power, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2013)
    • Religion and Politics in the United States, Teaching Assistant (Summer 2013)

Service

  • Reviewer for Law & Social InquiryInternational Journal of Constitutional Law, and Political Science Reviewer 
  • Co-editor, The New Rambler Review (2019-present)
  • Organizer, Shawnee Trail Conference on American Politics and Constitutionalism (2019, 2020)
  • University of Texas Graduate Conference in Public Law, Founder & Organizer (2014)
  • University of Texas Public Law Lunch, Founder & Chair (Fall 2012-Spring 2014)
  • Member: APSA & MPSA