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First Name
Shannon
Last Name
O'Brien
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University of Texas at Austin
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About Me

Recently, most of my research has been focusing upon political rights at the founding.  I’m interested in indentured servants, transported felons, and other poor European whites in the colonies and later states with a specific focus on how they impacted political development.

My work also involves aspects of the American presidency.  Specifically, I’m interested in the geographical locations of presidential speeches.  Presidents can choose to campaign, launch programs, support candidates, or advocate for issues anywhere in the country and attract an audience.  I look at specific patterns within presidents and across presidencies and what they can tell us about administrations.

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