Ewing CV (Fall 2018)

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


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2016)
Government (Public Law, American Politics)
Dissertation: “The Politics of Sovereignty: Federalism in American Political Development”
Nominated for Edward S. Corwin Award for Best Dissertation in Public Law

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


“The Structural Articulation of Equal Dignity,” in Probing Human Dignity: Exploring the Margins from an Interdisciplinary Perspective (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


  • University of Toronto
    • Civil Liberties in the United States (Fall 2018)
    • Ethics & Society: Human Dignity (Trinity College, Fall 2018)
    • Political Economy & Social Inequality (Trinity College, Fall 2018-Winter 2019)
    • 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)


  • Reviewer for Law & Social InquiryInternational Journal of Constitutional Law, and Political Science Reviewer 
  • Member: APSA & MPSA
  • Fifth Annual Shawnee Trail Conference on American Politics and Constitutionalism, co-organizer (2019)
  • University of Texas Graduate Conference in Public Law, Founder & Organizer (2014)
  • University of Texas Public Law Lunch, Founder & Chair (Fall 2012-Spring 2014)