The Quill team

Photo - Dr Nicholas Cole
Dr Nicholas Cole is a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Aside from the Quill Project, which he directs, he studies the political thought of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. His particular interests are the influence of classical political thought on America's first politicians, and the search for a new 'science of politics' in post-Independence America.
Photo - Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman
Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the Department of Informatics, King's College London. Her research interests include information visualization, human-computer interaction, user-centered design of visualization applications, and user studies and evaluation.
Photo - Ruth Murray
Ruth Murray is the Quill Project Administrator. She graduated from The Queen’s College, Oxford a long time ago and has experience in a variety of administrative roles in University of Oxford, most recently at the Changing Character of War Centre.
Photo - Omer Gunes
Dr Omer Gunes is a Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. He holds a DPhil degree in Computer Science from Oxford University. His research interests include Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction, and Deep Learning.
Photo - Grace Mallon
Grace Mallon is a recent graduate of University College, University of Oxford, where she read History and where she is now studying for an MSt in American History. She is a Research Assistant at Pembroke College.
Photo - Lusiana Castiglione
Lusiana Castiglione is specialised in Marketing Management for cultural and artistic institutions. She read Arts Management at Bocconi University in Milan and worked for Modern Art Oxford, National Trust and Oxford University. Her particular interest is making culture well managed and accessible for the many. She is now Research Assistant at Pembroke College.
Photo - Sebastian Bates
Sebastian Bates is a Research Assistant at Pembroke College. He read Jurisprudence at Keble College, University of Oxford, and developed his interest in constitutional law and public international law as an intern at Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Before joining the Quill Project, he clerked for Justice Johan Froneman at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Photo - Eileen Jakeway
Eileen Jakeway is currently studying for her MSt in Modern Languages as an Ertegun Scholar in the Humanities and is an intern on the Quill Project. Her interest in Quill stems from a passion for using technology to make scholarship more relevant and accessible for wider audiences; as an American, this is more important to her now than ever.

Salt Lake Convention 1895

Essential assistance with the presentation of the Salt Lake Convention 1895 records (in alphabetical order):

Samuel Corry is a junior at Utah Valley University, majoring in History-with an emphasis on Ancient Greek and Roman Studies-and minoring in Constitutional Studies. His interests in life include studying history, following politics, and learning and reading as much as he can. From 2013-15 Samuel served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Northern California. Samuel's hobbies include helping to run the Provo Great Books Club, which he co-founded with Professor Carl Scott at UVU, which focuses on reading the "Great Books" of western literature including but not limited to works by Plutarch, Livy, Dante, Virgil, Aristotle, Plato, Cicero and others. He also enjoys hiking and exploring Southern Utah where he grew up. Along with his degree in History, Samuel is studying the Russian Language, Judicial History, and particularly enjoys reading the history of the British Empire during the reign of Queen Victoria. He is currently studying to take the LSAT in hopes of attending law school.

Photo - Danielle K Maddox

Danielle K Maddox is a sophomore at UVU, studying English with a minor in Chemistry. Before attending UVU, she trained, licensed, and worked as a cosmetologist. Returning to academic education has fulfilled her constant need to be challenged. She also makes a regular effort to involve herself in her role as a citizen and understanding the laws that govern the country. She is preparing to study law after her undergraduate degree and has a particular interest in patent law. Danielle’s education at UVU and subsequent involvement with The Center for Constitutional Studies has given her the opportunity to share her passion for government and law.

Photo - Carl Eric Scott

Carl Eric Scott is the assistant director for Utah Valley University’s Center for Constitutional Studies, where he also teaches classes for the history and politics department. Scott has taught Great Books liberal arts, political theory, and American politics at St. John’s College, Hampden-Sydney College, Skidmore College, Washington and Lee University, and Christopher Newport University. He has written on politics, constitutionalism, philosophy, film, and rock music for the National Review Online blog “Postmodern Conservative.” He is the co-editor of Totalitarianism on Screen: The Art and Politics of ‘The Lives of Others,’ published by The University of Kentucky Press, and the author of “The Five Conceptions of American Liberty,” an essay published by the journal National Affairs. His dissertation, completed as part of his doctoral degree in Political Science (Fordham University), compared Tocqueville’s and Plato’s accounts of democratic character.

Former team members

Photo - Olivia Griffiths
Olivia Griffiths is a recent graduate of Pembroke College, University of Oxford, where she read French and Italian (BA). She was a Research Assistant at Pembroke College.
Photo - Giverny McAndry
Giverny McAndry is a recent graduate of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, where she read Music and Law. She was a Research Assistant at Pembroke College.

The Records of the 1787 Constitutional Convention

Essential assistance with the presentation of the 1787 records (in alphabetical order):

Photo - John Cummings

John Cummings was an intern on the Quill Project and part of The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University.

Photo - Kat Howarth
Kat Howarth is a recent graduate of Pembroke College, University of Oxford, where she read Jurisprudence. She was a Research Assistant at Pembroke College.
Photo - Lance Merrell

Lance Merrell was an intern on the Quill Project and part of The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University.

Photo - Matthew Nolte

Matthew Nolte was an intern on the Quill Project and part of The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University.

Photo - Colton Sponseller

Colton Sponseller was an intern on the Quill Project and part of The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University.