Francis Russo

Ph.D. Student
Education: 

M.Sc., International and World History, London School of Economics, 2015
M.A., International and World History, Columbia University, 2015
B.A., History and Music, Trinity College, 2013

frusso@sas.upenn.edu

Francis is a second year doctoral student in American history with a focus on the political, intellectual, and social history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He has particular research interests in the history of sound; democratic culture and political discourse; the sensory history of democratic life; and the history of human duties and obligations.

Before entering the doctoral program at Penn, Francis graduated from the dual M.A./M.Sc. program in International and World History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and received a B.A. in History and Music from Trinity College, where he was a Presidential Fellow.

Research Interests: 

18th and 19th century American history; intellectual history; political history; history of democracy and democratic theory; political economy; historical theory and sociology; sensory history; musicology.

Courses Taught: 

HIST 108: American Origins (Fall 2019)
HIST 168: History of American Law (Fall 2018)