John Burrow

Burrow

John Burrow

Institute for the Humanities Assistant


Bio

I am a fourth year doctoral candidate from South Fulton, Tennessee. I am interested in Early-Modern and Modern European political economy, state development, and imperialism. My dissertation focuses on the transition of the British “fiscal-military” state into the “laissez-faire” state by looking and analyzing tax policies and changes. I argue that the shift to direct taxation during peacetime defined this transition and aided in achieving domestic and imperial economic strategic objectives.

Education

Ph.D. History, Mississippi State University, 2015-Current

M.A. History, Murray State University, 2012-2014

B.A. History, with a Minor in Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Martin, 2007-2012

Academic Career

Teaching Assistant, Modern US History, Mississippi State University, Fall 2018
Research Assistant, Summer 2018
Teaching Assistant, Early US History, Mississippi State University, Spring 2018
Teaching Assistant, Early Western Civilizations, Mississippi State University, Fall 2017
Instructor of Record, Early Western Civilizations, Mississippi State University, Summer 2017
Research Assistant, Summer 2017
Teaching Assistant, Modern World History, Mississippi State University, Spring 2017
Teaching Assistant, Early Western Civilizations, Mississippi State University, Fall 2016
Research Assistant, Summer 2016
Teaching Assistant, Early US History, Mississippi State University, Spring 2016
Teaching Assistant, Modern US History, Mississippi State University, Fall 2015
Teaching Assistant, Modern Europe, Murray State University, Spring 2014
Teaching Assistant, World Civilizations, Murray State University, Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Research Interests

Economic History
Political History
Imperial History
Early-Modern and Modern British History
Early-Modern and Modern European Warfare
Colonial and Revolutionary America

Publications

Publications:
Review of Andrew Jackson, Southerner by Mark R. Cheathem. Published in the 2017 Jackson Purchase Historical Society Journal

Presentations:
“Ideology, Legitimacy, and the Debate on the British Income Tax, 1799-1842,” presented at the Southern Conference on British Studies, Birmingham, Alabama, November 9, 2018
“Rebuilding an Empire: Pitt the Younger and the Financial Progress of the British Empire,” presented at the Phi Alpha Theta National Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 3-7, 2014.

Honors & Awards

2018 William E. Parrish Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Mississippi State University
2017 Fellow of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland at the Society of the Cincinnati – The Society of the Cincinnati, 2017
2013-2014 Dr. James W. Hammack, Jr. Graduate Fellow, Murray State University

Professional Associations

Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society. Murray State University’s Xi-Lambda Chapter. Inducted Fall 2013. Chapter President, 2013-2014.

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