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Thomas Bell

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Galesburg, IL 61401

tbell@​knox.edu

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Thomas Bell

Years at Knox: 2019-Present

Education
Ph.D., Government, 2019, The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Political Science, Economics Minor, 2011, Trinity University

Teaching Interests
Constitutional law, political theory, American politics.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors/Grants

  • University Continuing Fellowship, $10,000, 2019.
  • UT College of Liberal Arts Dissertation Fellowship, $7,000, 2018.
  • Departmental Summer Dissertation Fellowship, $5,000, 2018.

Publications

Perverse Politics: "Recess Appointments, Noel Canning, and the Limits of Law." Presidential Studies Quarterly (June 2018).

Presentations

"The Legislative Veto and the Undermining of Constitutional Politics." Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 2018.

 "Recovering the Constitution's Political Architecture." Shawnee Trail Conference in American Politics. Austin, TX. April 2017.

 "Refiguring the Face of Democracy: Sight and Voice in American Constitutionalism." University of Texas Graduate Conference in Public Law. Austin, TX. October 2016.

 "Forms and Processes of Authority: Tocqueville and the Separation of Powers." University of Texas Graduate Conference in Public Law. Austin, TX. September 2015.

 "Forms and Processes of Authority: Tocqueville and the Separation of Powers." Shawnee Trail Conference in American Politics. Columbia, MO. May 2016.

 "Taking a Break from Constitutional Authority: Toward a Relational Understanding of Recess Appointments." Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 2015.

 "Taking a Break from Constitutional Authority: Toward a Relational Understanding of Recess Appointments." University of Texas Graduate Conference in Public Law. Austin, TX. October 2014.

Professional Service

  • Member of the APSA and MPSA

 

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