- Research Associate and Program Manager, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics
Julia D. Shaw writes about American political thought as research associate and program manager for The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics. Her subjects include the American founding, progressivism and modern conservatism.
Shaw also oversees the content of Heritage’s First Principles educational programming, from the Congressional Fellows and James Madison Fellows programs on Capitol Hill to the internal lecture series of the Center for Principles and Politics.
She is editor of New Common Sense, the weekly e-newsletter of the First Principles initiative, and a contributor to The Foundry, Heritage’s policy blog. She is managing editor of the Teaching Companion to The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, a curriculum for high school and college students for use in conjunction with that acclaimed reference.
Shaw’s commentary and other writings have appeared in National Review Online, The Washington Times and dozens of major newspapers that carry the McClatchy-Tribune wire service.
A Texas native, Shaw received a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of Dallas, where she graduated second in her class and summa cum laude. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and won the Willmoore Kendall Award in Political Philosophy, given to the top student in the school’s politics department.
Shaw was a Hatton Sumners Fellow through the University of Dallas, a 2008 Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute and a 2010 Fellow at the American Enterprise Summer Institute.
She and her husband currently reside in Washington, D.C.
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