Jay Sexton

Jay Sexton

Rich and Nancy Kinder Chair in Constitutional Democracy, Director, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy

404B Jesse Hall

Phone: (573) 882-3330

Email: sextonj@missouri.edu

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Jay Sexton is the Rich and Nancy Kinder Chair of Constitutional Democracy, Professor of History, and Director of the Kinder Institute. Sexton specializes in the political and economic history of the nineteenth century. His research situates the United States in its international context, particularly as it related to the dominant global structure of the era, the British Empire. He encourages honors students to take the class sequence “Revolutions and Constitutions,” as well as to participate in the Kinder Institute’s off campus programs in Washington, DC, Oxford (UK), and Cape Town (South Africa).