Francis Russo

Ph.D. Student

M.Sc., London School of Economics, 2015
M.A., Columbia University, 2015
B.A., Trinity College, 2013

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. 

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: 

American history; intellectual history; political history; history of democracy and democratic theory; political economy; American pragmatism, historical theory and sociology; sensory history; history of sound; musicology.

Courses Taught: 

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