Sarah Beth V. Kitch

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Working Title
Assistant Professor of Constitutional Democracy and Public Affairs
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409 Jesse Hall

Political Science, Louisiana State University

Research Emphasis

Public Service

Ethics, & Democracy


Sarah Beth V. Kitch joins the Truman School as Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Assistant Professor of Constitutional Democracy.  Her research examines sources for ethical action, and she works particularly in the context of American democracy at the intersection of race and citizenship.  She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Louisiana State University and has published in the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Church and State.  Before making her way to Missouri, Dr. Kitch was an Instructor of Political Science at Louisiana State University, the 2016-2017 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University.

Courses Taught

Public Service and Democracy

Leadership and Ethics

Intellectual World of the American Founders

Selected Publications

“The Immovable Foundations of the Infinite and Immortal: Tocqueville’s Philosophical Anthropology,” American Journal of Political Science, in press (summer 2016).  Available at

 “The Roots of John Adams’s Political Science,” Journal of Church and State, March 2015 (doi: 10.1093/jcs/csv004).  Available at:

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