Emma Rodman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and fellow in both the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR) and the Comparative Law and Society Studies Center (CLASS). Her research focuses on American political thought, particularly on questions of equality, inclusion, race, and subjectivity. Her dissertation explores paradoxes in the history and development of the idea of equality in America, drawing on archival materials as well as quantitative analyses of large bodies of text spanning the pre-Revolutionary period up to the contemporary moment. Before coming to Seattle, Emma worked on political campaigns across the country, from city council to presidential races. She received her B.A. from Haverford College with honors in political science and religion.