Jill Silos-Rooney, Ph.D.


Hello. My name is Jill Silos-Rooney, and I am a historian and history professor specializing in American political and legal history. My research focuses on constitutional history, specifically civil rights and civil liberties. I am also an experienced political organizer committed to building a more equitable society for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, or sexual orientation.


I teach college history and write about First Amendment history. I have won awards from the American Historical Association, the American Society for Legal History, and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. My forthcoming book, "Everybody Get Together: The Politics of the Counterculture," will be published by the University of New Mexico Press.


Ph.D., History. University of New Hampshire, 2003.

Jill Silos-Rooney, Ph.D.

“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”

Paul Krugman 

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