Emma Rodman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and fellow in the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR). During the 2019-2020 academic year, she will be completing her dissertation with the help of an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Her research focuses on American political thought, particularly on questions of equality, inclusion, race, constitutional law, 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. Her work on both quantitative text-as-data methods and political theory has been published or accepted at Law, Culture and the Humanities, Political Analysis, and WIREs: Climate Change. She received her B.A. from Haverford College with honors in political science and religion.